Circe

The No. 1 Bestseller from the author of The Song of Achilles

Madeline Miller

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The international Number One bestseller from the author of The Song of Achilles, shortlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction

Woman. Witch. Myth. Mortal. Outcast. Lover. Destroyer. Survivor. CIRCE.

In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. Circe is a strange child - not powerful and terrible, like her father, nor gorgeous and mercenary like her mother. Scorned and rejected, Circe grows up in the shadows, at home in neither the world of gods or mortals. But Circe has a dark power of her own: witchcraft. When her gift threatens the gods, she is banished to the island of Aiaia where she hones her occult craft, casting spells, gathering strange herbs and taming wild beasts. Yet a woman who stands alone will never be left in peace for long - and among her island's guests is an unexpected visitor: the mortal Odysseus, for whom Circe will risk everything.

So Circe sets forth her tale, a vivid, mesmerizing epic of family rivalry, love and loss - the defiant, inextinguishable song of woman burning hot and bright through the darkness of a man's world.

THE NUMBER ONE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN, TELEGRAPH, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, I PAPER, SUNDAY EXPRESS, IRISH TIMES, TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT, AMAZON, AUDIBLE, BUZZFEED, REFINERY 29, WASHINGTON POST, BOSTON GLOBE, SEATTLE TIMES, TIME MAGAZINE, NEWSWEEK, PEOPLE, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, KIRKUS, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY AND GOODREADS

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Format ePUB i
Kopierschutz Ja i
Family Sharing Nein i
Text-to-Speech Nein i
Seitenzahl 352 (Printausgabe)
Erscheinungsdatum 19.04.2018
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9781408890066
Verlag Bloomsbury Academic
Dateigröße 1293 KB
Verkaufsrang 8880

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"You speak no honest speeches from pure heart."

Nadja Claus, Thalia-Buchhandlung Augsburg

After reading „The Song of Achilles“ by Madeline Miller I couldn’t wait to read „Circe“. I love stories about Greek mythology, no matter if the author gives the myth a new twist or decides on a creative retelling. Not all of those stories are good, but „Circe“ didn’t just exceed my expectations, it was my best read of 2018. I enjoyed everything about it, the characterization of Circe, the poetic language and the emotions conveyed through the perfect choice of words. Madeline Miller did a lot of research to do the myth of Circe justice. With her two bestsellers she’s surely become one of my favourite authors. A must read for anyone who loves mythology… and everyone who would like to give it a try. (And I loved the Easter Egg to Song of Achilles! Maybe you'll find it too?)

If you yearn for power, you don't deserve to have it

V. Adamczyk, Thalia-Buchhandlung Augsburg

In this story, Circe begins her life a shunned member of her family, mocked at every turn and ridiculed for showing weakness. She grows into her power much later, after being humiliated and punished by both gods and mortal men. In exile she learns how to use her witchcraft - turning to vengeance and growing into a fearful witch, tired of men’s cruel games. Yet somehow she still manages to show empathy for those who have kindness in their hearts... Such an amazing, fresh look on the tale of Circe, a woman who’s fed up with always being handed the short end of the stick. This beautifully designed hardcover edition is also too pretty to pass up. It's now one of the prettiest books I own.

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Nice and easy to read
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Gross am 22.03.2021
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Very nice story, well tale and interesting. It is easy to read and not a complicated story. It follows well the history even if fiction.

Loved it
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Wien am 28.05.2020
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So I really really honestly loved this so much! Greek Mythology is like my favorite mythology, and I love the way this is told like one! Or, well, written. It had me captivated from page one - I love Circes growth and how she hadles all that is hurled her way. She is not a perfect goddess in any sense, and she embraces her fl... So I really really honestly loved this so much! Greek Mythology is like my favorite mythology, and I love the way this is told like one! Or, well, written. It had me captivated from page one - I love Circes growth and how she hadles all that is hurled her way. She is not a perfect goddess in any sense, and she embraces her flaws and just wants to be different, wants to be herself. I had not anticipated the way it would end and I loved that as well! If you love Greek Mythology and badass women, you will totally love this. <3


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