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Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles - Jeanette Winterson

Canongate, 2005, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Slight mark, vertically near the spine, to the unlaminated dust wrapper. Text complete, clean and tight.

From the cover: “In ancient Greek mythology Atlas, a member of the original race of gods called Titans, leads a rebellion against the new deities, the Olympians. For this he incurs divine wrath: the victorious Olympians force Atlas, guardian of the Garden of Hesperides and its golden apples of life, to bear the weight of the earth and the heavens for eternity. When the hero Heracles, as one of his famous twelve labours, is tasked with stealing these apples he seeks out Atlas, offering to shoulder the world temporarily if the Titan will bring him the fruit. Knowing that Heracles is the only person with the strength to take his burden, and enticed by the prospect of even a short-lived freedom, Atlas agrees and an uneasy partnership is born.
Size: 8" x 5¼"
Number of Pages: [XVI] 151
ISBN: 1841956716
Cover Art By: Marion Deuchars

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