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The Private Life of Helen of Troy

The Private Life of Helen of Troy

by John Erskine

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“A humorous, wise, and beautiful book” about Helen’s life following the notorious scandal (The New York Times).

Picking up after the Trojan War, this novel follows the reunion of Helen of Troy with Menelaus and their return to Sparta together. A bestseller in its day and a clever take on the ancient myth from the female point of view, it explores Helen’s feelings about the two men in her life and her reflections on marriage in general, the power and perils of beauty, and the strains on a relationship after a dramatic disruption.

Originally published in the wake of the women’s suffrage movement, The Private Life of Helen of Troy is a witty, inventive novel casting one of the great characters of Western literature in the starring role.

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ISBN-13: 9781504064934
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publication date: 01/05/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 283
Sales rank: 138,269
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

John Erskine was an American educator, author, pianist, and composer. He was an English professor at Amherst College from 1903 to 1909, then Columbia University from 1909 to 1937, as well as the first president of the Juilliard School.

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