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The Fall of Troy

Narrated by: Michael Maloney
Length: 6 hrs and 50 mins
3.5 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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Summary

Sophia Chrysanthis is in her 20s when the celebrated German archaeologist, Herr Obermann, seeks her out; he wants a Greek bride who is able to read Homer. Sophia passes his test, and soon she is tying canvas sacking to her legs so that she can kneel on the hard ground in the trench. Obermann is very good in the art of archaeology - perhaps too good. Obsessive and intuitive, he is a romantic visionary.
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"Provoking, unsettling, ingenious - and a delight." (Guardian)
"Skillfully interweaves classical and 19th-century stories, employing motifs from both Homer and Charlotte Bronte....Ackroyd's most exuberant novel for years." (Daily Mail)

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