Acclaimed author Margaret George tells the story of the legendary Greek woman whose face "launched a thousand ships" in this New York Times bestseller.
The Trojan War, fought nearly twelve hundred years before the birth of Christ, and recounted in Homer's Iliad, continues to haunt us because of its origins: one woman's beauty, a visiting prince's passion, and a love that ended in tragedy.
Laden with doom, yet surprising in its moments of innocence and beauty, Helen of Troy is an exquisite page-turner with a cast of irresistible, legendary characters—Odysseus, Hector, Achilles, Menelaus, Priam, Clytemnestra, Agamemnon, as well as Helen and Paris themselves. With a wealth of material that reproduces the Age of Bronze in all its glory, it brings to life a war that we have all learned about but never before experienced.
About the Author
Margaret George is the New York Times bestselling author of eight novels of biographical historical fiction, including The Splendor Before the Dark, The Confessions of Young Nero; Elizabeth I; Helen of Troy; Mary, Called Magdalene; The Memoirs of Cleopatra; Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles; and The Autobiography of Henry VIII. She also has coauthored a children’s book, Lucille Lost.
“The face that launched a thousand ships has sparked a scintillating historical novel.”—Chicago Tribune
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“An evocative portrait.”—The New York Times
“If only history lessons had been like this.”—Cosmopolitan
“Engaging and intelligent fiction.”—Kirkus Reviews
“Readers looking to be transported to another place and time will find their magic carpet here.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Extensively researched with the highest integrity, and deeply engaging, it sets a new benchmark for the genre.”—New York Times bestselling author Alison Weir
“An impressive feat of research and imagination.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon