Divine Might Goddesses in Greek Myth

Blackwell's Non-Fiction Book of the Month

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Publisher's Synopsis

Get ready to meet the goddesses.

In Divine Might, Natalie Haynes, the bestselling author of Stone Blind and Pandora's Jar, introduces us to the stories of the Greek goddesses. As fearsome, powerful and beloved as their male counterparts, it's time to look beyond the columns of a ruined temple to the awesome power within . . .

We meet Hera, who, whilst most often known for enacting vicious, creative revenge on the women - mortal or otherwise - who catch the wandering eye of her husband Zeus, turns out not to be such a villain after all.

We meet Demeter, a mother who will go to any lengths, no matter the cost, to retrieve her daughter Persephone from Hades' clutches.

We'll be introduced to The Furies, three women who will literally go to the ends of the earth to enact bloody vengeance but who, surprisingly, are the goddesses who can teach us the most about the way we live now.

Examining the role of these goddesses and more, Divine Might will change everything you thought you knew about our most ancient stories. Full of fire, fury and devotion, Natalie Haynes brings the divine women of Olympia kicking and screaming into the modern age.

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Picador

Picador

Picador publishes outstanding international writing, fiction and non-fiction, in both hardback and paperback, and has numerous prize winners on its list. Picador has established a reputation for literary fiction with a broad commercial appeal, groundbreaking non-fiction, (particularly, reportage, literary biography and memoir) and a formidable poetry list, which has consistently won many of the major prizes.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529089516
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Imprint: Picador
Pub date:
Edition: Blackwell's Non-Fiction Book of the Month
DEWEY: 292.2114
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 158
Number of pages: 290
Weight: 214g
Height: 130mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 22mm