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A bold reimagining of our civilization's greatest tale of war, by the author of the acclaimed best seller Silk.

Alessandro Baricco re-creates the siege of Troy through the voices of twenty-one Homeric characters in the narrative idiom of our modern imagination. Sacrificing none of Homer's panoramic scope, Baricco forgoes Homeric detachment and admits us to realms of subjective experience his predecessor never explored. From the return of Chryseis to the burial of Hector, we see through human eyes and feel with human hearts the unforgettable events first recounted almost three thousand years ago—events arranged not by the whims of the gods in this instance but by the dictates of human nature. With Andromache, Patroclus, Priam, and the rest, we are privy to the ghastly confusion of battle, the clamor of princely councils, the intimacies of the bedchamber—until finally only a blind poet is left to recount, secondhand, the awful fall of Ilium.

Imbuing the stuff of legend with a startling new relevancy and humanity, Baricco gives us The Iliad as we have never known it. His transformative achievement is certain to delight and fascinate all readers of Homer's indispensable classic.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2007 : UK Hardback
Title: An Iliad: A Story of War
Author(s): Alessandro Baricco
ISBN: 1-84195-901-4 / 978-1-84195-901-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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August 2007 : USA Library Binding
Title: Iliad
Author(s): A Baricco
ISBN: 1-4178-0742-3 / 978-1-4178-0742-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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August 2006 : USA Hardback
Title: An Iliad
Author(s): Alessandro Baricco
ISBN: 0-307-26355-X / 978-0-307-26355-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

1938 : UK Paperback
Title: An Iliad: A Story of War
Author(s): Alessandro Baricco
ISBN: 1-84767-103-9 / 978-1-84767-103-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
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August 2007 : USA Paperback
Title: An Iliad (Vintage International)
Author(s): Alessandro Baricco
ISBN: 0-307-27539-6 / 978-0-307-27539-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Kindle Editions

December 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: An Iliad (Vintage International)
Author(s): Alessandro Baricco
Publisher: Vintage
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February 2007 : UK Kindle edition
Title: An Iliad: A Story of War (Myths)
Author(s): Alessandro Baricco
Publisher: Canongate Books
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