by Madeline Miller


by Madeline Miller


    Qualifies for Free Shipping
    Check Availability at Nearby Stores

Related collections and offers

Listen to Madeline Miller in conversation about Galatea on Poured Over: The B&N Podcast.


Notes From Your Bookseller

After Circe and Song of Achilles, all should go confidently into any Greek myth Madeline Miller takes on. Galatea is one such myth, the story of Pygmalion and the sculptor Galatea. This is a reprinting of a 2013 short story that is everything it needs to be and then some.


An enchanting short story from Madeline Miller that boldly reimagines the myth of Galatea and Pygmalion, now in hardcover for the first time

**A small hardcover edition featuring a new afterword by Madeline Miller**

In ancient Greece, a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece—the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen—the gift of life. After marrying her, he expects Galatea to please him, to be obedience and humility personified. But she has desires of her own and yearns for independence.

In a desperate bid by her obsessive husband to keep her under control, Galatea is locked away under the constant supervision of doctors and nurses. But with a daughter to rescue, she is determined to break free, whatever the cost . . . 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780063280519
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: 11/08/2022
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 1,801
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

About The Author
Madeline Miller is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of two novels: The Song of Achilles, which won the Orange Women’s Prize for Fiction 2012, and Circe, which was short-listed for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019. Her books have been translated into over thirty two languages. Miller holds an MA in Classics from Brown University, studied in the Dramaturgy department at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms, and taught Latin, Greek, and Shakespeare to high school students for over a decade.

From the B&N Reads Blog

Customer Reviews