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The Greek Myths: The Complete and Definitive Edition
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Robert Graves
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The Greek Myths: The Complete and Definitive Edition

Robert Graves



Myth & legend told as fiction;
Religion & beliefs;
Folklore, myths & legends


784 pages

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Including many of the greatest stories ever told - the labours of Hercules, the voyage of the Argonauts, Theseus and the minotaur, Midas and his golden touch, the Trojan War and Odysseus's journey home - Robert Graves's superb and comprehensive retelling of the Greek myths for a modern audience has been regarded for over fifty years as the definitive version.

With a novelist's skill and a poet's eye, Graves draws on the entire canon of ancient literature, bringing together all the elements of every myth into one epic and unforgettable story. Ideal for the first time reader, it can be read as a single, continuous narrative, while full commentaries, with cross-references, interpretations, variants and explanations, as well as a comprehensive index of names, make it equally valuable as a work of scholarly reference for anyone seeking an authoritative and detailed account of the gods, heroes and extraordinary events that provide the bedrock of Western literature.

The result is a classic among classics, a treasure trove of extraordinary tales and a masterful work of literature in its own right.

By:   Robert Graves
Imprint:   Viking
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 217mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 35mm
Weight:   613g
ISBN:   9780241982358
ISBN 10:   0241982359
Pages:   784
Publication Date:   October 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Robert Graves was born in 1895 in Wimbledon. He went from school to the First World War, where he became a captain in the Royal Welch Fusiliers and was seriously wounded at the Battle of the Somme. He wrote his autobiography, Goodbye to All That, in 1929, and it was soon established as a modern classic. He died on 7 December 1985 in Majorca, his home since 1929.

Among the most generous, self-willed, unseemly and brilliant writers of our century New York Times

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