Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin, Paperback

Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin, Paperback

From a masterful writer of myth and fantasy, a beautiful reimagining of one of the most pivotal characters in Virgil's Aeneid As the story goes,...

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ISBN-13:9780156033688
Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:04/10/2009
Edition description:First Edition
Pages:288
Sales rank:217,412
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:960L (what's this?)
Age Range:14 Years
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Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin

From a masterful writer of myth and fantasy, a beautiful reimagining of one of the most pivotal characters in Virgil's Aeneid

As the story goes, Virgil’s hero fights to claim the king’s daughter, Lavinia, with whom he is destined to build an empire. Lavinia herself never speaks a word. Now, Ursula K. Le Guin gives Lavinia a voice in a novel that takes us to the half-wild world of ancient Italy. Lavinia grows up knowing nothing but peace and freedom until her suitors arrive. Her mother wants her to marry handsome, ambitious Turnus. But omens and prophecies spoken by the sacred springs say she must marry a foreigner, that she will be the cause of a bitter war, and that her husband will not live long. When a fleet of Trojan ships sails up the Tiber, Lavinia decides to take her destiny into her own hands and tells us the story of her life—and her life's greatest love.