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Helen of Troy

3 Ratings: 4.3
A book by Margaret George

Starred Review.George (Mary, Called Magdalene) depicts with bravado, grace and eloquence the grand spectacle surrounding Helen of Troy. The author's research into Mycenaean culture, coupled with Trojan War mythology's larger-than-life heroes, … see full wiki

Author: Margaret George
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Viking Adult
3 reviews about Helen of Troy
review by . July 11, 2010
A meticulous historical fiction writer explores mythology
Margaret George is, quite simply, one of my favorite historical fiction writers, and I fell in love with her as I read through her three giant tomes of engrossing, painstakingly-researched work, (which, as a credit to her skill, went by very quickly). These works explored the lives of Cleopatra, King Henry VIII, and Mary Queen of Scots. However, after this it seems the author began to branch out into the exploration of characters which are part human, part legend, and which will certainly be shrouded …
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
Enjoyable story, but not as good as her other works have been. Had a harder time getting through it and it was over half as short as Cleopatra. But if your interested in Greek history and mythology it's definitely a good read.
review by . June 13, 2007
Make no mistake: Margaret George's Helen of Troy is indeed a doorstopper of a book, coming in at over 600 pages, and it could very easily have become bogged down in endless unpronounceable names and illogical storylines. Happily for the reader, the author pulls you in early on and builds the story layer by layer until you realize you've been entrapped in her words that will not let go until the final pages...and probably not until long after that.    This is, of course, the legendary …
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