The Iliad

Category: Book
By (author): Hinds, Gareth
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Historical / Military & Wars
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / Greek & Roman
Audience: young adult
Publisher: Candlewick
Published: March 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 10.50in x 6.81in x 0.73in
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From The Publisher*In a companion volume to his award-winning adaptation of The Odyssey, the incomparable graphic novelist Gareth Hinds masterfully adapts Homer's classic wartime epic.

More than three thousand years ago, two armies faced each other in an epic battle that rewrote history and came to be known as the Trojan War. The Iliad, Homer's legendary account of this nine-year ordeal, is considered the greatest war story of all time and one of the most important works of Western literature. In this stunning graphic novel adaptation - a thoroughly researched and artfully rendered masterwork - renowned illustrator Gareth Hinds captures all the grim glory of Homer's epic. Dynamic illustrations take readers directly to the plains of Troy, into the battle itself, and lay bare the complex emotions of the men, women, and gods whose struggles fueled the war and determined its outcome. This companion volume to Hinds's award-winning adaptation of The Odyssey features notes, maps, a cast of characters, and other tools to help readers understand all the action and drama of Homer's epic.
Review Quote*In his latest graphic novel adaptation of a classic text, Hinds (The Odyssey) condenses Homer's epic poem of gods and mortals at war, covering most of the major events and adding supplemental material that expands the story slightly beyond the original...The most striking scenes are the battles, presented in intimate detail and in awe-inspiring, sweeping overviews. Hinds's relatively plain language retains just enough meter to hint at the cadences of the work, and, together with the dynamic art, creates an accessible entrée to an enduring classic.
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Sing to me, O Muse, of the rage of Achilles": a rousing graphic rendition of Homer's great epic...An expertly crafted rendition and a welcome invitation to younger readers to immerse themselves in the ancient past.
-Kirkus Reviews

"This is no mere comics adaptation of an ancient classic. Through his intricately illustrated panels, Gareth Hinds brings us The Iliad's depth, brutality, and power. A Herculean effort worthy of the original." - Gene Luen Yang, Michael L. Printz Award winner for American Born Chinese
"With his graphic novel retelling of The Iliad, Gareth Hinds  has created a work of such scope and power that it boggles my mind. It truly lives up to the - dare I say it - epic scale of the original poem."- George O'Connor, author of the New York Times best-selling Olympians series
Biographical NoteGareth Hinds is the acclaimed creator of the graphic novels The Odyssey, Poe, Beowulf, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, and King Lear. He lives near Washington, D.C.