Awards
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book (nominee)
In The Aeneid, Vergil's hero fights to claim the king's daughter Lavinia, with whom he is destined to found an empire. Lavinia herself never speaks a word in the poem. Now, Ursula K. Le Guin gives Lavinia a voice in a novel that takes us to the half-wild world of ancient Italy, when Rome was a muddy village near the seven hills.

Lavinia grows up knowing nothing but peace and freedom, until suitors come. Her mother wants her to marry handsome, ambitious Turnus. But omens and prophecies spoken by the sacred springs say she must marry a foreigner—that she will be the cause of a bitter war—and that her husband will not live long. When a fleet of Trojan ships sails up the Tiber, Lavinia decides to make her own destiny, and to tell us what Vergil did not: the story of her life, and the love of her life.

A book of family, love, and war, generous and austerely beautiful, from a writer working at the height of her powers.


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May 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Lavinia
Author(s): Ursula K LeGuin
ISBN: 0-575-08458-8 / 978-0-575-08458-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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April 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lavinia
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 0-15-101424-8 / 978-0-15-101424-8 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

May 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lavinia
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 0-7538-2784-0 / 978-0-7538-2784-0 (UK edition)
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2010 : UK Paperback

Title: Lavinia
Author(s): Ursula Le Guin
ISBN: 0-575-08461-8 / 978-0-575-08461-2 (UK edition)
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May 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lavinia
Author(s): Ursula K LeGuin
ISBN: 0-575-08459-6 / 978-0-575-08459-9 (UK edition)
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April 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lavinia
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 0-15-603368-2 / 978-0-15-603368-8 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

April 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Lavinia
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 1-4361-5702-1 / 978-1-4361-5702-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2009 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Lavinia
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 1-4361-5701-3 / 978-1-4361-5701-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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October 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Lavinia
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October 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Lavinia
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Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lavinia
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
Publisher: Gateway
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April 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Lavinia
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