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From the Orange Prize-winning, internationally bestselling author of The Song of Achilles comes the powerful, epic story of the mythological witch Circe, reimagined as only Madeline Miller can

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Madeline Miller is the author of The Song of Achilles, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012, was shortlisted for the Stonewall Writer of the Year 2012, was an instant New York Times bestseller, and was translated into twenty-five languages. Madeline holds an MA in Classics from Brown University, and she taught Latin, Greek and Shakespeare to high school students for over a decade. She has also studied at the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought, and at Yale School of Drama, where she focused on the adaptation of classical texts to modern forms. Her essays have appeared in publications including the Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Lapham’s Quarterly and NPR.org. She lives in Pennsylvania. madelinemiller.com


The Song of Achilles is at once a scholar’s homage to The Iliad and a startlingly original work of art by an incredibly talented new novelist
*Ann Patchett*

A captivating retelling … It's a hard book to put down
*The Times, Christmas Books on The Song of Achilles*

A masterful re-telling of The Iliad, but looking at the hidden stories and the shadows beneath
*Sunday Express*

A more than worthy winner – original, passionate, inventive and uplifting
*Joanna Trollope, chair of the judges for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2012*

Only the finest of historical novelists are able to adequately convey the sheer strangeness and otherness of the past, particularly the ancient past … Remarkably fresh
*The Times*

Miller’s prose is more poetic than almost any translation of Homer … Deeply affecting

Not least of Miller’s achievements is to reanimate this vision of the divine in prose that is simultaneously modern and true to its source
*New Statesman*

Page-turning … Nothing strikes a false note in her intricately created world

Extraordinary … As great a retelling of Homer’s epic Iliad as you will find
*Daily Mail*

Miller has combined scholarship with imagination to turn the most familiar war epic into a fresh, emotionally riveting and sexy page-turner

A wonderful book for any age
*Hannah Rothschild*

I loved Madeline Miller’s The Song of Achilles – a tender story of love between men and the pressure of living up to the masculine ideal
*Daily Telegraph*

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