Helen of Troy
Goddess, Princess, Whore
by Bettany Hughes
Jonathan Cape, 2005 [First Edition], ISBN 0224071777, colour and black and white photographic plates, illustrated end-papers, hardcover, dust-jacket
Near Fine Condition, minor edge an shelf wear, minor rubbing to edges, previous owners gift inscription on dedication page, protected dust-jacket (see photographs)
"Focusing on the 'real' Helen - a flesh-and-blood aristocrat from the Greek Bronze Age - acclaimed historian Bettany Hughes reconstructs the context of life for this elusive pre-historic princess.
Through the eyes of a young Mycenaean woman, Hughes examines the physical, historical and cultural traces that Helen has left on locations in Greece, North Africa and Asia Minor. Vivid and compelling, this remarkable book brilliantly unpacks the facts and myths surrounding one of the most enigmatic and notorious figures of all time."