The Fall of Icarus

The Fall of Icarus

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Classics & Modern Classics
Paperback Published on: 26/02/2015
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Synopsis

'Drawn on by his eagerness for the open sky, he left his guide and soared upwards...'

Ovid tells the tales of Theseus and the Minotaur, Daedalus and Icarus, the Calydonian Boar-Hunt, and many other famous myths.

Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.

Ovid (c.43 BCE-17 CE). Ovid's other works available in Penguin Classics are The Erotic Poems, Fasti, Heroides and Metamorphoses.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141398679
  • Number of pages: 64
  • Weight: 53g
  • Dimensions: 161 x 111 x 5 mm

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This is a nice inexpensive way to try these classics. The book tells the famous story of icarus. The translation is good and I enjoyed the tale. I knew the... READ MORE
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