The Resource The song of Achilles, Madeline Miller

The song of Achilles, Madeline Miller

Label
The song of Achilles
Title
The song of Achilles
Statement of responsibility
Madeline Miller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Here he is nobody, just another unwanted boy living in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. Achilles, 'best of all the Greeks', is everything Patroclus is not - strong, beautiful, the child of a goddess - and by all rights their paths should never cross. Yet one day, Achilles takes the shamed prince under his wing and soon their tentative companionship gives way to a steadfast friendship. As they grow into young men skilled in the arts of war and medicine, their bond blossoms into something far deeper - despite the displeasure of Achilles's mother Thetis, a cruel and deathly pale sea goddess with a hatred of mortals. Fate is never far from the heels of Achilles. When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece are called upon to lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, Torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows Achilles into war, little knowing that the years that follow will test everything they have learned, everything they hold dear. And that, before he is ready, he will be forced to surrender his friend to the hands of Fate
Awards note
  • Winner of the Orange Prize for fiction 2012.
  • Orange Prize for Fiction 2012 Winner.
Cataloging source
AU@
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
adult
The song of Achilles, Madeline Miller
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The song of Achilles, Madeline Miller
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "Winner of the 2012 Orange Prize". -Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia. Achilles takes him as his friend, and later, travels with him to the battle of Troy
  • Greece in the age of Heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia
Control code
163086
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24 cm.
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Extent
352 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408817025
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Media MARC source
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Media type code
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System control number
  • (Sirsi) TASP163086
  • (OCoLC)746288454
  • 163086

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