Madeline Miller

1 The Song of Achilles

Author : Madeline Miller
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary  Classics 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2012-03-06
Description :  “At once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist….A book I could not put down.”<br />—Ann Patchett<br /><br />“Mary Renault lives again!” declares Emma Donoghue, author of Room, referring to The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller’s thrilling, profoundly moving, and utterly unique retelling of the legend of Achilles and the Trojan War. A tale of gods, kings, immortal fame, and the human heart, The Song of Achilles is a dazzling literary feat that brilliantly reimagines Homer’s enduring masterwork, The Iliad. An action-packed adventure, an epic love story, a marvelously conceived and executed page-turner, Miller’s monumental debut novel has already earned resounding acclaim from some of contemporary fiction’s brightest lights—and fans of Mary Renault, Bernard Cornwell, Steven Pressfield, and Colleen McCullough’s Masters of Rome series will delight in this unforgettable journey back to ancient Greece in the Age of Heroes.<br />

2 CIRCE (#1 New York Times bestseller)

Author : Madeline Miller
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  $4.99
Release Date :  2018-04-10
Description :  <b>#1<i> New York Times </i>Bestseller</b> <b><b><br /></b>" A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story, <i>Circe </i>manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right." --- Alexandra Alter, <i>New York Times</i></b><br /> In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.<br /><br />Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.<br /><br />But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.<br /><br />With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, <i>Circe </i>is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.

3 The Song of Achilles (Enhanced Edition)

Author : Madeline Miller
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary  Classics 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2012-03-06
Description :  Enter the world of Homer's ancient Greece with the enhanced e-book edition of The Song of Achilles. This edition lets you further engage with this compelling story through video interviews with Madeline Miller and Gregory Maguire, bestselling author of the Wicked series, clips from the audio book at the start of each chapter, an illustrated map, and a pop-up gallery featuring over 40 images and descriptions of the characters, armor, and ships found in the book.<br /><br />The legend begins...<br /><br />Greece in the age of heroes. Patroclus, an awkward young prince, has been exiled to the kingdom of Phthia to be raised in the shadow of King Peleus and his golden son, Achilles. "The best of all the Greeks"—strong, beautiful, and the child of a goddess—Achilles is everything the shamed Patroclus is not. Yet despite their differences, the boys become steadfast companions. Their bond deepens as they grow into young men and become skilled in the arts of war and medicine—much to the displeasure and the fury of Achilles' mother, Thetis, a cruel sea goddess with a hatred of mortals.<br /><br />When word comes that Helen of Sparta has been kidnapped, the men of Greece, bound by blood and oath, must lay siege to Troy in her name. Seduced by the promise of a glorious destiny, Achilles joins their cause, and torn between love and fear for his friend, Patroclus follows. Little do they know that the Fates will test them both as never before and demand a terrible sacrifice.<br /><br />Built on the groundwork of the Iliad, Madeline Miller's page-turning, profoundly moving, and blisteringly paced retelling of the epic Trojan War marks the launch of a dazzling career.<br /><br />Please note that due to the large file size of these special features this enhanced e-book may take longer to download then a standard e-book.

4 Circe -- Free Preview -- The First 3 Chapters

Author : Madeline Miller
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary 
Price :  Free
Release Date :  2018-02-20
Description :  <b>#1<i> New York Times </i>Bestseller</b> <b><b><br /></b>" A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story, <i>Circe </i>manages to be both epic and intimate in its scope, recasting the most infamous female figure from the Odyssey as a hero in her own right." --- Alexandra Alter, <i>New York Times</i></b><br /> In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child--not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world of mortals for companionship, she discovers that she does possess power--the power of witchcraft, which can transform rivals into monsters and menace the gods themselves.<br /><br />Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames wild beasts and crosses paths with many of the most famous figures in all of mythology, including the Minotaur, Daedalus and his doomed son Icarus, the murderous Medea, and, of course, wily Odysseus.<br /><br />But there is danger, too, for a woman who stands alone, and Circe unwittingly draws the wrath of both men and gods, ultimately finding herself pitted against one of the most terrifying and vengeful of the Olympians. To protect what she loves most, Circe must summon all her strength and choose, once and for all, whether she belongs with the gods she is born from, or the mortals she has come to love.<br /><br />With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, <i>Circe </i>is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.

5 Galatea

Author : Madeline Miller
Genre :  Fairy Tales, Myths & Fables  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary  Short Stories 
Price :  $3.99
Release Date :  2013-08-13
Description :  In Ancient Greece, a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece – the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen – the gift of life. Now his wife, Galatea is expected to be obedience and humility personified, but it is not long before she learns to use her beauty as a form of manipulation. In a desperate bid by her obsessive husband to keep her under control, she is locked away under the constant supervision of doctors and nurses. But with a daughter to rescue, she is determined to break free, whatever the cost...<br /><br />Pygmalion's story has moved millions through the centuries, inspiring George Bernard Shaw's&#xa0;Pygmalion, and later the beloved musical&#xa0;My Fair Lady. &#xa0;Ecco is proud&#xa0;to publish&#xa0;Orange Prize-winning author Madeline Miller’s E-book original short story&#xa0;Galatea&#xa0;which will appear in the forthcoming anthology xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths to be published in October. This retelling of the Pygmalion myth from the statue’s perspective is a tale that will make readers rethink how they relate to the great myths of our time.

6 La canción de Aquiles

Author : Madeline Miller
Genre :  Historical  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $9.99
Release Date :  2012-04-25
Description :  <b>Dioses, héroes y hombres en un mundo aparentemente gobernado por el Destino. La más grande epopeya de nuestra civilización sigue presente hoy más que nunca.</b><br /><br />El joven príncipe Patroclo mata por accidente a un muchacho. Repudiado por su padre, es exiliado al reino de Ftía, donde lo acoge el rey Peleo, un hombre bendecido por los dioses, inteligente, apuesto, valiente y reconocido por su piedad. Tanto que se le concedió el más alto honor, la posibilidad de engendrar un hijo con una diosa: Aquiles.<br /><br />Aquiles es fuerte, noble, luminoso. Patroclo no puede evitar admirar hasta el último de sus gestos; su belleza y perfección hacen que sea incapaz de contemplarlo sin una punzada de dolor. Por eso no se explica que Aquiles lo escoja como hermano de armas, un puesto de la más alta estima que lo unirá a él por lazos de sangre y lealtad, pero también de amor. Así emprenden juntos el camino de la vida, compartiendo cada instante, cada experiencia, cada aprendizaje y preparándose para el cumplimiento de una profecía: el destino de Aquiles como mejor guerrero de su generación.<br /><br />Especializada en cultura clásica, Madeline Miller acomete una relectura del mito de Troya, demostrando su plena actualidad y vigencia. Todos los elementos que tan familiares nos resultan y que forman una parte tan esencial de nuestra cultura tienen cabida en ella: la belleza de Helena, la fuerza de Áyax, la astucia de Ulises, la nobleza de Héctor, el sacrificio de Ifigenia, la obstinación de Agamenón...<br /><br /><b>Libro ganador del Orange Prize 2012</b><br /><br /><b>Reseñas:</b><br />«Una versión deslumbrante, vívida y convincente de una de las más legendarias historias de amor».<br />Emma Donoghue, autora de <i>La habitación</i><br /><br />«<i>La canción de Aquiles</i> es al mismo tiempo un homenaje a <i>La Ilíada</i> y una obra de arte asombrosamente original de una escritora novel de tremendo talento. (...) Un libro queno se puede soltar».<br />Ann Patchett, autora y ganadora del Premio Faulkner<br /><br />«La decisión de escribir La Ilíada como una novela moderna fue inteligente y el resultado es magnífico. Leí este libro pasmado de admiración por la calidad de su escritura, su ritmo narrativo y su profundidad imaginativa. Si tuviera que dar un premio a la mejor obra de ficción que he leído este año, este sería el ganador sin lugar a dudas».<br /><i>Reader 's Digest</i><br /><br />«Original, inteligente y con estilo propio (...). Su habilidad es considerable: nos hace pensar en Aquiles y Patroclo casi como si fueran los personajes contemporáneos de una película de Hollywood».<br /><i>The Independent on Sunday</i><br /><br />«En una novela moderna se demandan otras explicaciones para la forma en que las personas se comportan, y Miller proporciona esto en una revisión de la historia, a veces muy conmovedora. Todo un logro».<br /><i>The Times</i><br /><br />«Sobresaliente».<br /><i>Sunday Times</i><br /><br />«Buen ritmo, atractiva y de buen gusto».<br /><i>Times Literary Supplement</i><br /><br />«Extraordinaria. Bella, descriptiva, conmovedora y lírica, es una historia de amor sensible e intuitiva».<br /><i>Daily Mail</i><br /><br />«Miller ha quitado la modernidad de su historia. No hay psicología freudiana, no es escepticismo ilustrado acerca de la religión, no hay ironía inteligente del siglo XXI. Armada por la erudición, su imaginación se combina perfectamente con los incidentes de <i>La Ilíada</i>».<br /><i>Washington Post</i><br /><br />«Imprescindible para aquellos a los que le guste la mitología y recomendado a los amantes de la ficción histórica y con pequeñas tonalidades homosexuales».<br /><i>Blog La nevera de los libros</i>

7 Το Τραγούδι του Αχιλλέα

Author : Madeline Miller
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Fiction & Literature  Gay  Historical 
Price :  $10.99
Release Date :  2013-04-03
Description :  Έχεις ακούσει το ψιθύρισμα του δάσους μια φθινοπωρινή νύχτα; Σου έχουν τραγουδήσει για τον πόλεμο και την αγάπη; Άγγιξες ποτέ με τα δάχτυλά σου το σώμα ενός ημίθεου;<br /> Ο νεαρός Πάτροκλος απογοητεύει τον πατέρα του και εξορίζεται στην αυλή του βασιλιά της Φθίας. Εκεί μεγαλώνει στη σκιά του εκθαμβωτικού Αχιλλέα, ο οποίος έχει τη δύναμη να αλλάζει τις ζωές των γύρω του και σύμφωνα με τις προφητείες θα γίνει ο άριστος των Ελλήνων.&#xa0;<br /> Τα δύο αγόρια γίνονται φίλοι και στέλνονται να μαθητεύσουν στη σπηλιά του θρυλικού δάσκαλου Χείρωνα. Εκεί η σχέση τους ανθίζει και ορκίζονται ότι θα μείνουν για πάντα μαζί, όμως οι Μοίρες έχουν υφάνει το δικό τους σχέδιο. Ξέπνοοι αγγελιαφόροι φέρνουν το μήνυμα ότι ένας πρίγκιπας από την Τροία έκλεψε την ομορφότερη γυναίκα στον κόσμο. Πρέπει τώρα οι βασιλιάδες να ξεπλύνουν την ντροπή και για να γίνει αυτό χρειάζονται το δόρυ και την ασπίδα του Αχιλλέα. Ο ήρωας γνωρίζει ότι για να κατακτήσει την αθανασία το τίμημα θα είναι βαρύ, αλλά πιστεύει ότι ένα τραγούδι μπορεί να ξεγελάσει ακόμα και τους θεούς. Η μεγαλύτερη ιστορία αγάπης έχει μόλις ξεκινήσει.<br /><br /> «Με έναν πεζό λόγο τόσο ξεκάθαρο και λιτό όσο και η κινητήρια ποίηση του Ομήρου, η Μίλερ αιχμαλωτίζει και αποδίδει την ένταση και την αφοσίωση της εφηβικής φιλίας… ενισχύοντας μια φήμη που κυκλοφορεί εδώ και τρεις χιλιάδες χρόνια» — The Washington Post

8 Le Chant d'Achille

Author : Christine Auché & Madeline Miller
Genre :  Literary  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $11.99
Release Date :  2014-06-05
Description :  Patrocle, jeune prince maladroit, part en exil à la cour du roi Pélé. Il y rencontre Achille, son exact contraire, doué pour tout ce qu'il entreprend. Malgré leurs différences, les deux jeunes hommes deviennent inséparables. Le destin les mènent à la guerre de Troie. La violence des Dieux et des hommes fera de leur histoire un drame. Madeline Miller, professeur de grec ancien et spécialiste de Shakespeare, revisite L'Iliade pour en tirer un grand roman d'apprentissage et une poignante tragédie amoureuse.

9 Das Lied des Achill

Author : Madeline Miller
Genre :  Religion & Spirituality  Books 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2015-03-09
Description :  Patroklos, ein in Ungnade gefallener Prinz im Knabenalter, wird ins Exil nach Phthia geschickt, wo er, als einer unter vielen, im Schatten des Königs Peleus und seines Sohnes Achill einsam und unbeachtet lebt, bis Achill sich eines Tages seiner annimmt. Die zaghafte Annährung entwickelt sich bald zu einer unerschütterlichen Freundschaft. Seite an Seite wachsen Achill und Patroklos zu jungen Männern heran, und bald erblüht eine zarte Liebe zwischen ihnen.<br/> Der Friede wird jedoch jäh zerstört, als Paris Helena aus Sparta entführt und sich die Männer Griechenlands zum Kampf gegen Troja versammeln. Verführt von der Prophezeiung seiner ruhmreichen Bestimmung, schließt sich Achill ihnen an. Patroklos, innerlich von Angst und Liebe zerrissen, folgt Achill in den zehn Jahre währenden Krieg, nicht ahnend, dass er das Schicksal seines geliebten Freundes in die Hände der Götter geben muss.

10 La canzone di Achille

Author : Madeline Miller
Genre :  Epic  Books  Sci-Fi & Fantasy  Fantasy  Romance  Gay & Lesbian 
Price :  $17.99
Release Date :  2013-04-24
Description :  Dimenticate Troia, gli scenari di guerra, i duelli, il sangue, la morte. Dimenticate la violenza e le stragi, la crudeltà e l'orrore. E seguite invece il cammino di due giovani, amici prima e poi amanti e infine anche compagni d'arme - due giovani splendidi per gioventù e bellezza, destinati a concludere la loro vita sulla pianura troiana e a rimanere uniti per sempre con le ceneri mischiate in una sola, preziosissima urna. Madeline Miller, studiosa e docente di antichità classica, a cui la dottrina non ha limitato o spento la fantasia creatrice, rievoca la storia d'amore e di morte di Achille e Patroclo, piegando il ritmo solenne dell'epica alla ricostruzione di una vicenda che ha lasciato scarse ma inconfondibili tracce: un legame tra uomini spogliato da ogni morbosità e restituito alla naturalezza con cui i Greci antichi riconobbero e accettarono l'omossessualità. Patroclo muore al posto di Achille, per Achille, e Achille non vuole più vivere senza Patroclo. Sulle mura di Troia si profilano due altissime ombre che oscurano l'ormai usurata vicenda di Elena e Paride. (Maria Grazia Ciani)

11 Akhilleusz dala

Author : Madeline Miller
Genre :  Action & Adventure  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $8.99
Release Date :  2014-12-19
Description :  Gyönyörű történet istenekről és istennőkről, királyokról és királynőkről, halhatatlanságról és az emberi szívről. <br />A fiatal Patroklosz királyok sarja, mégis száműzik otthonából, amikor akaratlanul egy fiú halálát okozza. Az ifjú a híres-neves hős, Péleusz király udvarába kerül, ahol együtt nevelkedik a király fiával, Akhilleusszal. Az aranyszőke hajú herceg már gyermekként is erős, gyors és vonzó - ellenállhatatlan mindazok számára, akik találkoznak vele. Arra rendeltetett, hogy egy napon ő legyen a legkiválóbb görög. Patroklosz és Akhilleusz nem is különbözhetne jobban egymástól, mégis különleges, eltéphetetlen kötelék szövődik közöttük. <br />Amikor Parisz, a trójai királyfi elrabolja a gyönyörű Helenét Spártából, Hellász minden hősét harcba szólítják a trójaiak ellen. Akhilleusz nem tud ellenállni az istenek által neki ígért dicsőség és hírnév csábításának, így csatlakozik a görög seregekhez. Patroklosz pedig félelem és a barátja iránt érzett szeretet között őrlődve követi őt Trója falai alá, noha tudja, a sors szörnyű áldozatot követel majd mindkettőjüktől...



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