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Black Ships Before Troy Rosemary Sutcliff

Black Ships Before Troy By Rosemary Sutcliff

Black Ships Before Troy by Rosemary Sutcliff


$21.99
Condition - Very Good
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Summary

Homer's epic poem The Iliad, brought to life by Rosemary Sutcliff.

Black Ships Before Troy Summary

Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad by Rosemary Sutcliff

Frances Lincoln is proud to reintroduce Rosemary Sutcliff's Black Ships Before Troy, now in an exciting new format.



Here is Homer's epic poem The Iliad, brought to life by Rosemary Sutcliff with all the skill of a master storyteller. Alan Lee's dramatic cover image hauntingly recreates the age of heroes in this spellbinding introduction to the Greek classics - a book that should become part of every childhood.

Black Ships Before Troy Reviews

Rosemary Sutcliff had the ability to make daunting historical fiction accessible to a young readership. In this retelling of Homer's Iliad, she retains all the excitement of the original ancient Greek story, with its colourful cast of Gods and heroes. The Iliad is not an easy book, with violent battle scenes and psychological drama, but there is enough magic and charm in the story to keep even the most faint-hearted reader enthralled. Sutcliff's version is an excellent introduction to the book and anyone who enjoys this would be well advised to pick up a copy of the same author's wonderful interpretation of Homer's Odyssey, The Wanderings of Odysseus, also published by Frances Lincoln.

About Rosemary Sutcliff

ROSEMARY SUTCLIFF, who sadly died in 1992, was the author of many widely-acclaimed historical novels for both children and adults. She won the Library Association Carnegie Medal in 1959 for her historical novel for children The Lantern Bearers, and was runner-up with Tristan and Iseult in 1972.

ALAN LEE is an English book illustrator and movie conceptual designer. He won the Kate Greenaway Medal for his illustrations to Rosemary Sutcliff's Black Ships Before Troy, which was followed by The Wanderings of Odysseus (both Frances Lincoln). In 1998 he won the Best Artist Award at the World Fantasy Awards. He illustrated the Centenary editions of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings and, more recently, The Children of Hurin (HarperCollins). He went on to transform his vision of Middle Earth from page to celluloid in Peter Jackson's film trilogy The Lord of the Rings, winning an Oscar in 2004 as part of the Art Direction team on The Return of the King. He is now designing the film of The Hobbit. Alan lives in South Devon.

Additional information

GOR001554994
9780711215221
0711215227
Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the Iliad by Rosemary Sutcliff
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
2000-04-06
128
Winner of LA Kate Greenaway Medal 1994
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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