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The Penelopiad The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (Myths, The) by Margaret Atwood

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Published by Canongate U.S. .
Written in English


  • Atwood, Margaret - Prose & Criticism,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General,
  • Literature: Folklore/Mythology,
  • Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology,
  • Fiction / Folklore

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8923814M
ISBN 101841957984
ISBN 109781841957982

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The Penelopiad book. Read 3, reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Now that all the others have run out of air, it’s my turn to do a /5. In Penelopiad, Atwood recovers the hidden history of literature's most famous lady-in-waiting. Here, amid the moon cults and palace of women and the returned king, "spattered over with gore and battle filth," as Homer tells us, is fabulous Atwood territory/5(). Margaret Atwood's The Penelopiad retells the story of the Odyssey from the perspective of Penelope and her Twelve Maids. The story is told in retrospect, with Penelope and the Maids in the afterlife reflecting on the events that occurred centuries before. Penelope's first person narrative is a.   But if we say that you are reading about a very different yet very interesting book then it will not be wrong. Basically, it is a novel book and not only a simple novel book but there is much more going on inside The Penelopiad which makes it the Parallel novel. And the book we are talking about is a part of a series as well.