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Murderess, sorceress, child of Circe the enchantress, Medea is one of the most sinister and fascinating figures of early Greek myth. Early tales speak of a demi-goddess, a cult murderess, while later versions of her life point to a woman of passion violent enough to destory her own brother and children. Basing her novel on a careful study of such myths and literature, Mira ...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published January 1st 1982 by St. Martin's Press (first published January 1st 1981)
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The legend of Medea from her point of view, pleading for the reader to take her side of the story into account. Fascinating. I love this author!
This is a very hard book to grade. The writing & use of different character points-of-view is interesting & very well done. However, the main character, Medea, and her death worshipping culture is so violent & ugly, I had trouble reading it.
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