The Tale of Troy

The Tale of Troy

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by Roger Lancelyn Green, Pauline Baynes
     
 

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The Tale of Troy tells of the last great adventure of the heroic age. It is the story of Helen and the judgment of Paris; of the gathering of the heroes and the siege of Troy; of Achilles, reared by the Centaur on wild honey and the marrow of lions; of Odysseus and the great strategy of the first Wooden Horse and of his many adventures on his long journey

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The Tale of Troy tells of the last great adventure of the heroic age. It is the story of Helen and the judgment of Paris; of the gathering of the heroes and the siege of Troy; of Achilles, reared by the Centaur on wild honey and the marrow of lions; of Odysseus and the great strategy of the first Wooden Horse and of his many adventures on his long journey home to Greece.

These legends have been told again and again, passed down for over three thousand years. In this masterly retelling, they are as vivid and exciting as ever.

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Roger Lancelyn Green’s retellings are among the most accessible, particularly for younger listeners, while retaining the poetic quality of the ancient texts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140367454
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
12/28/1995
Series:
Puffin Classics Series
Edition description:
ABR
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

Roger Lancelyn Green was born in 1918 and lived in Oxford and at his family home in Cheshire, which the Greens had owned for more than 900 years. He loved storytelling and was fascinated by traditional fairy tales, myths and legends from around the world. He was a professional actor, a librarian and a teacher. His retellings include Egyptian, Greek and Norse legends, plus a retelling of Robin Hood. He also wrote many books for adults, including a biography of his friend C. S. Lewis, creator of the The Chronicles of Narnia. Roger Lancelyn Green died in 1987.

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The Tale of Troy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book told me a lot about the War of Troy. I really loved it because sometimes mythology is pretty cool. I did not know much of anything about it before besides the fact that the Greeks duped the Trojans with a big wooden horse. I don't know how well that would work nowadays...