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Helen Of Troy Information

  • Acclaimed author Margaret George tells the story of the legendary Greek woman whose face "launched a thousand ships" in this New York Times bestseller. The Trojan War, fought nearly twelve hundred years before the birth of Christ, and recounted in Homer's Iliad , continues to haunt us because of its origins: one woman's beauty, a visiting prince's...

    Publisher : Penguin Publishing Group
    published : 2006
  • For 3,000 years, the woman known as Helen of Troy has been both the ideal symbol of beauty and a reminder of the terrible power beauty can wield.In her search for the identity behind this mythic figure, acclaimed historian Bettany Hughes uses Homer?s account of Helen?s life to frame her own investigation. Tracing the cultural impact that Helen has...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2009
  • Helen of Troy: From Homer to Hollywood is a comprehensive literary biography of Helen of Troy, which explores the ways in which her story has been told and retold in almost every century from the ancient world to the modern day. Takes readers on an epic voyage into the literary representations of a woman who has wielded a great influence on Western...

    Publisher : Wiley
    published : 2009
  • The 1990s was a decade of extreme change. Seismic shifts in culture, politics, and technology radically altered the way Americans did business, expressed themselves, and thought about their role in the world. At the center of it all was Bill Clinton, the talented, charismatic, and flawed Baby Boomer president and his controversial, polarizing, but...

    Publisher : St. Martin's Press
    published : 2015
  • Scottish writer Andrew Lang is best remember for his prolific collections of folk and fairy tales, but he was also an accomplished poet, literary critic, novelist and contributor in the field of anthropology. In Lang's Helen of Troy , a story in rhyme of the fortunes of Helen, the theory that she was an unwilling victim of the Gods has been preferred....

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 2009
  • Moving effortlessly between the Greek Islands and suburban Australia, these poems cross and recross the borders of structure and chaos, life and death, inner and outer worlds, dislocation and belonging. Displaying elaborate splendor,†the¬†centerpiece of this poet's¬†last collection in English¬†is the¬†breathtaking sequence "A Winter Journey," containing...

    Publisher : University of Queensland Press
    published : 2007
  • When the murdered body of a young woman is found in a river wash in Black Canyon City, Arizona, Deputy Sheriff Sam Rush begins an investigation that leads deeper and deeper into the mystery of her death and the psychological mystery of identity. Nate Aspenall, with whom the young woman had been involved, is forced to confront the facts of her life...

    Publisher : Counterpoint
    published : 2014
  • Andrew Lang (1844-1912) was a prolific Scots man of letters, a poet, novelist, literary critic and contributor to anthropology. He now is best known as the collector of folk and fairy tales. He was educated at the Edinburgh Academy, St Andrews University and at Balliol College, Oxford. As a journalist, poet, critic and historian, he soon made a reputation...

    Publisher : Start Classics
    published : 2014
  • More for Helen of Troy, Simon Mundy's new collection of poems from Seren, is suffused with the atmosphere of the landscapes that inspire him, the lush countryside of Powys, and a number of islands all over the world:Genada, Jamaica, Shetland, Italy. It is also deeply involved with many questions of desire: for the ideal of a beautiful woman, as 'Mermaid';...

    Publisher : Seren
    published : 2013
  • The delightful reminder of the techniques for household economics extolled by the wartime government was published in 1943, as part of the Make do and Mend campaign. Includes tips to spruce up your wardrobe such as remedies for washing silks, mending your clothes and repelling the "moth menace".

    Publisher : G2 Rights Ltd
    published : 2016