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The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus (Myths) Paperback – 4 May 2006

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books; Main - New cover edition edition (7 Feb. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1841957046
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841957043
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.4 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 125 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 86,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Half-Dorothy Parker, half-Desperate Housewives.

" (Independent)


As potent as a curse.

" (Lucy Hughes Hallett Sunday Times)

"Atwood takes Penelope's part with tremendous verve...she explores the very nature of mythic story-telling." (Mary Beard Guardian)

"Atwood's typical wit and vim on fine display: with the late maids providing a Greek chorus, Penelope swoops across the centuries to pithily slate her cousin Helen of Troy, judge Odysseus and even provide a feminist viewpoint of which Homer could nary have dreamt." (Observer 2008-03-09)

"Pragmatic, clever, domestic, mournful, Penelope is a perfect Atwood heroine." (Sam Leith Spectator)

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Now that I'm dead I know everything

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