The Resource The songs of the kings, Barry Unsworth, (electronic resource)

The songs of the kings, Barry Unsworth, (electronic resource)

Label
The songs of the kings
Title
The songs of the kings
Statement of responsibility
Barry Unsworth
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As the harsh wind holds the Greek fleet trapped in the straits at Aulis, frustration and political impotence turn into a desire for the blood of a young and innocent woman - blood that will appease the gods and allow the troops to set sail. And when Iphigeneia, Agamemnon's beloved daughter, is brought to the coast under false pretenses, and when a knife is fashioned out of the finest and most precious of materials, it looks as if the ships will soon be on their way. But can a father really go to these lengths to secure political victory, and can a daughter willingly give up her life for the worldly ambitions of her father?" "Throwing off the heroic values we expect of them, Barry Unsworth's mythic characters embrace the political ethos of the twenty-first century and speak in words we recognize as our own. The blowhard Odysseus warns the men to not "marginalize" Agamemnon and to "strike while the bronze is hot." High-sounding principles clash with private motives, and dark comedy ensues."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1930-2012
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Unsworth, Barry
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6071.N8
LC item number
S66 2003eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iphigenia
  • Agamemnon
  • Greeks
  • Mythology, Greek
  • Trojan War
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Greece
  • Troy (Extinct city)
Label
The songs of the kings, Barry Unsworth, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B4B37F7A-52A9-4C80-A9F0-FBA8367CD6A0
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-338)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. in the U.S.A.
Extent
1 online resource (338 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307424143
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)681623332
Label
The songs of the kings, Barry Unsworth, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=B4B37F7A-52A9-4C80-A9F0-FBA8367CD6A0
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-338)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. in the U.S.A.
Extent
1 online resource (338 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307424143
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)681623332

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