Circe Book
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  • Author : Madeline Miller
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2018-04-10
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316556330

Circe Book Description :

"A bold and subversive retelling of the goddess's story," this #1 New York Times bestseller is "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, The New York Times). 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. 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. 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. With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language, and page-turning suspense, Circe 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. #1 New York Times Bestseller -- named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, the Washington Post, People, Time, Amazon, Entertainment Weekly, Bustle, Newsweek, the A.V. Club, Christian Science Monitor, Refinery 29, Buzzfeed, Paste, Audible, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Thrillist, NYPL, Self, Real Simple, Goodreads, Boston Globe, Electric Literature, BookPage, the Guardian, Book Riot, Seattl

Transformations of Circe Book

Transformations of Circe

  • Author : Judith Yarnall
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN 10 : 0252063562

Transformations of Circe Book Description :

Beginning with a detailed study of Homer's balance of negative and positive elements in the Circe-Odysseus myth, Judith Yarnall employs text and illustrations to demonstrate how Homer's Circe is connected with age-old traditions of goddess worship. She then examines how the image of a one-sided "witch," who first appeared in the commentary of Homer's allegorical interpreters, proved remarkably persistent, influencing Virgil and Ovid. Yarnall concludes with a discussion of work by Margaret Atwood and Eudora Welty in which the enchantress at last speaks in her own voice: that of a woman isolated by, but unashamed of, her power.

Circe  A Dramatic Fantasy Book

Circe A Dramatic Fantasy

  • Author : Isaac Flagg
  • Publisher : Wentworth Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 1010307622

Circe A Dramatic Fantasy Book Description :

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Reading Joyce s  Circe  Book

Reading Joyce s Circe

  • Author : Andrew Gibson
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9051835469

Reading Joyce s Circe Book Description :

Circe  Book


  • Author : Giovanni Battista Gelli
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1744
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : OXFORD:N10272852

Circe Book Description :

Circe  by Babington White Book

Circe by Babington White

  • Author : Mary Elizabeth Braddon
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1867
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : OXFORD:600058405

Circe by Babington White Book Description :

DC Super Heroes  Wonder Woman vs  Circe Book

DC Super Heroes Wonder Woman vs Circe

  • Author : Laurie S. Sutton
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN 10 : 9781434291189

DC Super Heroes Wonder Woman vs Circe Book Description :

Circe the super-sorceress has managed to get her hands on an enchanted statue imprisoning an ancient, magical monster. When Circe unleashes the mystical beast, it overpowers her mind and steals her powers! Only Wonder Woman can stand up to their combined strength and save her mortal enemy--and the world--from certain doom.

Circe  a Tragedy Book

Circe a Tragedy

  • Author : Charles Davenant
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1685
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 58
  • ISBN 10 : OSU:32435078306214

Circe a Tragedy Book Description :

The Martian Circe Book

The Martian Circe

  • Author : Raymond F Jones
  • Publisher : eStar Books
  • Release Date : 2013-01-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781612106151

The Martian Circe Book Description :

Who was this sweet-voiced singer weaving a spell of dreams and drugs that drove men mad and threatened to smash the System? SBI Captain Roal Hartford dared the death of the Thousand Minds to learn her dreadful secret!

Odysseus and the Cyclops  Circe Enchants Odysseus  the Call of the Sirens Book

Odysseus and the Cyclops Circe Enchants Odysseus the Call of the Sirens

  • Author : Jeannette Sanderson
  • Publisher : Benchmark Education Company
  • Release Date : 2011-01-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781450929400

Odysseus and the Cyclops Circe Enchants Odysseus the Call of the Sirens Book Description :

A one-eyed giant intent on making meals out of Odysseus and his men; an enchantress who punishes Odysseus's crew by turning them into pigs; beautiful creatures part bird and part human who lure sailors to their deaths. What do all these characters have in common? Will Odysseus's strength and cunning be enough to overcome these deadly obstacles? Read these stories to find out.