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Oedipus [AKA The Eagle King]

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Title:Oedipus [AKA The Eagle King]
Treece, Henry   
(18 of 28 for author by title)
The Queen's Brooch
Men of the Hills
Published:   1964
Publisher:The Bodley Head
Tags:fiction, Mythology, Greece

The third book in Treece’s Mycenaean Greek trilogy. Treece rewrites the myth of Oedipus, introducing a number of changes in Sophocles’ version and presenting Oedipus as the champion of a progressive patriarchy rather than the established matriarchy. [Suggest a different description.]

Comments:Retitled in U.S.A. as 'The Eagle King'
Pages:289 Info

Author Bio for Treece, Henry

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Henry Treece (1911-1966) was one of the most prolific writers of historical fiction in the 20th Century. Born in Staffordshire, he mostly wrote prose fiction but he also published five collections of poems including The Haunted Garden in 1947. Together with writer J.F. Hendry (1912-1986) he was founder of the New Apocalyptics poetry group that was active in the 1930s.

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