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The Songs of the Kings

The Songs of the Kings

(2002)
A novel by

 
Barry Unsworth's new novel stands the world on its head as a cast of Homeric characters find their high-sounding principles clashing with private motives... The Trojan War is about to break out, and Agamemnon will do anything to enable the Greek fleet to set sail with the wind behind him. Even the sacrifice of his daughter Iphigeneia is not too much to ask. This, however, is a very modern cast of Homeric characters, and throwing off the heroic values we expect of them, they have embraced the political ethos of the twenty-first century and speak in words we recognise as our own.

 
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Hardback Editions

March 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: The Songs of the Kings: A Novel (Unsworth, Barry)
Author(s): Barry Unsworth
ISBN: 0385501145 / 9780385501149 (USA edition)
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
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January 2002 : UK Hardback
Title: The Songs of the Kings
Author(s): Barry Unsworth
ISBN: 0241137012 / 9780241137017 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
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Paperback Editions

March 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: The Songs of the Kings: A Novel
Author(s): Barry Unsworth
ISBN: 0393322831 / 9780393322835 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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September 2003 : UK Paperback
Title: The Songs of the Kings
Author(s): Barry Unsworth
ISBN: 0140260927 / 9780140260922 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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September 2003 : UK Paperback
Title: The Songs of the Kings
Author(s): Barry Unsworth
ISBN: 014101329X / 9780141013299 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

February 2012 : USA Audible edition
Title: The Songs of the Kings
Author(s): Barry Unsworth

Publisher: Audible Studios
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July 2003 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: The Songs of the Kings
Author(s): Barry Unsworth
ISBN: 0754083748 / 9780754083740 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2007 : USA, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Songs of the Kings: A Novel (Unsworth, Barry)
Author(s): Barry Unsworth

Publisher: Nan A. Talese
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