House of Names: A Novel

House of Names: A Novel

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13.99 House of Names: A Novel

From the thrilling imagination of bestselling, award-winning Colm Tóibín comes a retelling of the story of Clytemnestra—spectacularly audacious, violent, vengeful, lustful, and instantly compelling—and her children.

“I have been acquainted with the smell of death.” So begins Clytemnestra’s tale of her own life in ancient Mycenae, the legendary Greek city from which her husband King Agamemnon left when he set sail with his army for Troy. Clytemnestra rules… (more)

Editorial reviews (5 reviews)

Toibin’s House of Names departs from myth in many magnificent ways, but it isn’t true to them, or truly to the moment in which it emerges.

Tóibín is of course free to re-create ancient figures in our own image. Who would want to say such an artistic appropriation, especially one done so well, is off limits? So let’s instead acknowledge Tóibín’s brilliant version of this story — and then go back to the weird brilliance of the original.

Tóibín’s gift in this novel is that he keeps it classic.... House of Names is bloody and terrifying, gripping and satisfying in that way you really want from a story about revenge.

Book Details  

Publisher: Scribner (May 09, 2017)

Collection: Scribner

Format: EPUB

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 3.2 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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