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Download The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller PDF free. “The Song of Achilles: A Novel” written by Madeline Miller is a retelling of Homer’s Iliad but it tackles Achilles’ early life as well.
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“The Song of Achilles: A Novel” is an interesting and fast-paced retelling of the Iliad from the perspective of Patroclus. Madeline Miller is the author of this novel. The Song of Achilles” gives us the story from Patroclus’ point of view. We follow him from early childhood, when his aggressive father puts him forth as one of Helen’s suitors at the age of nine, through the accidental killing of a noble boy which sends him into exile, where he meets Achilles. As the two boys grow into young men, love blooms, and Achilles remains devoted to Patroclus, despite the objections of his mother, the sea-nymph Thetis. Although Thetis is determined that Achilles fulfil his destiny as the greatest of all Greeks, when news of the war with Troy comes, she spirits her son away into hiding to keep him from going.
Patroclus tracks him down, to find Achilles in drag and secretly married to a princess. Soon Odysseus also discovers where Achilles is hiding and the young man is finally convinced that he must join the battle to fulfil his destiny. While Patroclus has no desire to fight, he knows that his place is by Achilles’ side, even though he knows that the hero is destined not to survive the war.
Detail About The Song of Achilles PDF
- Name: The Song of Achilles
- Author: Madeline Miller
- ISBN: 0062060627
- Language: English
- Genre: Fiction, History, Thrill
- Format: PDF/ePub
- Size: 1 MB
- Pages: 416
- Price: Free
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