The Fall of Troy
By (author) Peter Ackroyd
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Fall of Troy by Peter Ackroyd
Book DescriptionIn "The Fall of Troy," acclaimed novelist and historian Peter Ackroyd creates a fascinating narrative that follows an archaeologist's obsession with finding the ruins of Troy, depicting the blurred line between truth and deception.Obermann, an acclaimed German scholar, fervently believes that his discovery of the ancient ruins of Troy will prove that the heroes of the "Iliad," a work he has cherished all his life, actually existed. But Sophia, Obermann's young Greek wife, has her suspicions about his motivations -- suspicions that only increase when she finds a cache of artifacts that her husband has hidden, and when a more skeptical archaeologist dies from a mysterious fever. With exquisite detail, Ackroyd again demonstrates his ability to evoke time and place, creating a brilliantly told story of heroes and scoundrels, human aspirations and follies, and the temptation to shape the truth to fit a passionately held belief.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780307386496
Paperback / softback
(203mm x 134mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Anchor Books
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publish Date: 11-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Peter Ackroyd
Peter Ackroyd (CBE) is a master of the historical novel: "The Last Testament of Oscar Wilde "won the Somerset Maugham Award; "Hawksmoor "was awarded both the Whitbread Novel of the Year and the "Guardian "Fiction Prize; and "Chatterton "was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. His most recent historical novel was "The Lambs of London." He is also the author of "Shakespeare: The Biography "and the "Ackroyd's Brief Lives "series.
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