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The Resource House of names, Colm Toibin

House of names, Colm Toibin

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House of names
Title
House of names
Statement of responsibility
Colm Toibin
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Contributor
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Judged, despised, cursed by gods she has long since lost faith in, the murderess Clytemnestra tells of the deception of Agamemnon, how he sacrificed her eldest daughter - her beloved Iphigenia - to the Trojan campaign; how Clytemnestra used what power she had, seducing the prisoner Aegisthus, turning the government against its lord; plotting the many long years until her beacon fires announce the king's return. Electra, daughter of a murdered father, loyal subject of the rightful king, watches Clytemnestra and her lover with cold anger and slow-burning cunning. She watches, as they walk the gardens and corridors of the house of Atreus. She waits for the traitors to become complacent, to believe they are finally safe; she waits for her exiled brother, Orestes, for the boy to become a warrior, for fate to follow him home. She watches and she waits, until her spies announce her brother's return ..
Summary
A retelling of the Greek myth Agememnon, in which Clytemnestra and her children become involved in revenge schemes because of Agamemnon's actions.
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2017
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10562273
Cataloging source
ANL
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1955-
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Tóibín, Colm
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Aeschylus
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True
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  • Clytemnestra
  • Agamemnon
  • Murder
  • Families
  • Mothers and sons
  • Mythology, Greek
Target audience
adult
Label
House of names, Colm Toibin
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"From the thrilling imagination of bestselling award-winning Colm Tóibín comes this ambitions violent and moden retelling of one of our oldest and most enduring stories"--Back cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059678627
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781760551421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)970652608
Label
House of names, Colm Toibin
Publication
Copyright
Note
"From the thrilling imagination of bestselling award-winning Colm Tóibín comes this ambitions violent and moden retelling of one of our oldest and most enduring stories"--Back cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059678627
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781760551421
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)970652608

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