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A modern Circe

Margaret Wolfe Hamilton Hungerford

A modern Circe

by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton Hungerford

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Published by Ward and Downey, 12, York Street, Covent Garden, W.C in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby the author of "Molly Bawn," "Her week"s amusement," "A mental struggle," "Lady Valworth"s diamonds," "A maiden all forlorn," etc. etc. In three volumes. Second edition.
SeriesNineteenth century
The Physical Object
Pagination3 v. (viii, 240 ;vii, [1], 234 ;vii, [1], 221, [1], 15, [1] p.) ;
Number of Pages240
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17622226M
OCLC/WorldCa20599495

  From Circe to Clinton: why powerful women are cast as witches who lures men with her beauty, is beloved by modern-day adult costume-makers, but goes all the way back to the first witch in. Circe is a perfect mashup of elegant language, glorious storytelling, and exquisitely modern sensibilities. Miller's telling left me awed and moved by Circe and her story, all while wishing I could invite her over for a glass of wine on the porch.

  Years later, when she was majoring in classics at Brown University and read the Odyssey in the original Homeric Greek for the first time, Ms. Miller began to rethink Circe’s story, which unfolds. An episodic novel, Circe is a dramatic retelling of the life of the sorceress who features in Homer’s Odyssey. Opening in the house of Helios, a child is born to Helios, God of the Sun, and the eminently beautiful Perse. The child’s name, Circe.

  Madeline Miller's new novel, "Circe," the follow-up to her award-winning "Song of Achilles," similarly creatively re-imagines classical mythology. She comes to .   Circe is one of the best and most rewarding books of * Attitude, 'Book of the Month' * Dazzling * Woman & Home * Gives Greek mythology a modern, feminist twist * Elle * /5(K).


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This book is very character driven which is what I loved about it A modern Circe book I adored Circe as a character/5(K). Circe book.

R reviews from the world's largest community for readers. In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a dau /5(32K). Much of Circe is an exploration into what it means to be female in a world of men and monsters. While it is usually tenuous to compare an author's latest novel to previous work, it does feel as if Miller wrote Circe as a conscious inversion of her prize-winning debut The Song of Achilles in nearly every aspect.

The pool of inspiration may be the same – primarily Homer's epics – but whereas. Though most of Circe's fame derives from her short encounter with Odysseus in Book 10 of the Odyssey, Miller's novel covers a longer and more A modern Circe book life:.

Circe’s fascination with mortals becomes the book’s marrow and delivers its thrilling ending. All the while, the supernatural sits intriguingly alongside “the tonic of ordinary things.” A few passages coil toward melodrama, and one inelegant line after a. A modern Circe: A novel [Duchess] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

This book was originally published prior toand represents a reproduction of an important historical work. In this fully re-created childhood, Miller finds the roots of Circe’s later personality and isolation.

Mocked by her far more majestic family, Circe is a kind of Titanic Jane Eyre, sensitive and. • Circe by Madeline Miller is published by Bloomsbury (£).

To order a copy for £ go to or call Free UK p&p over £10, online orders only. [Circe is] a sly, petulant, and finally commanding voice that narrates the entirety of Miller's dazzling second s will relish following the puzzle of this unpromising daughter of the sun god Helios and his wife, Perse, who had negligible use for their Miller's readership to mushroom like one of Circe's spells.

From the publisher: "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.

Threatened, Zeus banishes her to a deserted island, where she hones her occult craft, tames. Book club questions for Circe by Madeline Miller covers all the key topics and developments in this powerful book.

The following book club questions will contain spoilers, so if you haven’t read the novel yet, check out my spoiler-free review first. Circe's fascination with mortals becomes the book's marrow and delivers its thrilling ending. All the while, the supernatural sits intriguingly alongside "the tonic of ordinary things." A few passages coil toward melodrama, and one inelegant line after a Brand: Little, Brown and Company.

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This page guide for “Circe” by Madeline Miller includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 27 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of. In the Carl Barks comic Oddball Odyssey, Magica de Spell impersonates a modern-day descendant of Circe and lures Scrooge McDuck to a Mediterranean island to bid on "ancient treasure" (actually worthless imitations).

Her initial plan fails, but she then discovers a sealed-up cave that turns out to be where the real Circe once lived. Miller's Circe is not exactly the entire Odyssey retold through a new point of view. The novel is indeed a response to the myth of Odysseus because, 8/ 1) Circe struggles to find a place for herself as a woman in a man’s world.

What parts of her experience resonate with modern day challenges that women face. 2) A central theme of Homer’s Odyssey is a longing for “nostos”—homecoming. Like its predecessor, Miller’s new book, “Circe,” illuminates known stories from a new perspective.

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Circe brilliantly recasts a Greek goddess in a modern light: EW review The book went on to become an international best-seller, translated into more than 25 languages and awarded the U.K.’s Author: Leah Greenblatt.

Readers Guide. Circe - US Edition. Reading Group Discussion Questions for Circe. 1) Circe struggles to find a place for herself as a woman in a man’s world.

What parts of her experience resonate with modern day challenges that women face? 2) A central theme of Homer’s Odyssey is a longing for “nostos”—homecoming. In what way does that.A Modern Circe by Duchess at - the best online ebook storage. Download and read online for free A Modern Circe by Duchess/5(3).

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