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The Penelopiad


The story of Penelope - as told by herself.
In The Odyssey, Penelope - daughter of King Icarius of Sparta, and the cousin of the beautiful Helen of Troy - is portrayed as the quintessential faithful wife. Atwood's dazzling retelling of the old myth is as haunting as it is wise and compassionate, as disturbing as it is entertaining. With incomparable wit and verve, she gives the story of Penelope new life and reality.


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