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Last of the Amazons, Steven Pressfield

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Last of the Amazons
Title
Last of the Amazons
Statement of responsibility
Steven Pressfield
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Language
eng
Summary
A fateful encounter between Theseus, king of Athens, and the tall Kyrte, a nation of proud female warriors, transforms the ancient world, when Antiope, warrior queen of the Amazons, falls in love with Theseus and flees with him. The author of the international bestsellers Gates of Fire and Tides of War delivers his most gripping and imaginative novel of the ancient world-a stunning epic of love and war that breathes life into the grand myth of the ferocious female warrior culture of the Amazons. Steven Pressfield has gained a passionate worldwide following for his magnificent novels of ancient Greece, Gates of Fire and Tides of War. In Last of the Amazons, Pressfield has surpassed himself, re-creating a vanished world in a brilliant novel that will delight his loyal readers and bring legions more to his singular and powerful restoration of the past. In the time before Homer, the legendary Theseus, King of Athens (an actual historical figure), set sail on a journey that brought him into the land of tall Kyrte, the free people, a nation of proud female warriors whom the Greeks called "Amazons. The Amazons, bound to each other as lovers as well as fighters, distrusted the Greeks, with their boastful talk of "civilization. So when the great war queen Antiope fell in love with Theseus and fled with the Greeks, the mighty Amazon nation rose up in rage. Last of the Amazons is not merely a masterful tale of war and revenge. Pressfield has created a cast of extraordinarily vivid characters, from the unforgettable Selene, whose surrender to the Greeks does nothing to tame her; to her lover, Damon, an Athenian warrior who grows to cherish the wild Amazon ways; to the narrator, Bones, a young girl from a noble family who was nursed by Selene from birth and secretly taught the Amazon way; to the great Theseus, the tragic king; and to Antiope, the noble queen who betrayed tall Kyrte for the love of Theseus. With astounding immediacy and extraordinary attention to military detail, Pressfield transports readers into the heat and terror of war. Equally impressive is his creation of the Amazon nation, its people, its rituals and myths, its greatness and savagery. Last of the Amazons is thrilling on every page, an epic tale of the clash between wildness and civilization, patriotism and love, man and woman
Cataloging source
JJG
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Pressfield, Steven
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PZ4.P93
LC item number
La 2003
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Theseus
  • Athens (Greece)
  • Women soldiers
  • Amazons
  • Sieges
Label
Last of the Amazons, Steven Pressfield
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocm52561743
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st trade paperback ed.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780553382044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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maps
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(OCoLC)52561743
Label
Last of the Amazons, Steven Pressfield
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm52561743
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st trade paperback ed.
Extent
400 pages
Isbn
9780553382044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)52561743

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