The Eagle King

The Eagle King

Henry Treece / Feb 19, 2020

The Eagle King An adventure novel based on the ancient legend of Oedipus King of Thebes

  • Title: The Eagle King
  • Author: Henry Treece
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 408
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An adventure novel based on the ancient legend of Oedipus, King of Thebes.

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    About "Henry Treece"

      • Henry Treece

        Henry Treece 22 December 1911 10 June 1966 was a British poet and writer, who worked also as a teacher, and editor He is perhaps best remembered now as a historical novelist, particularly as a children s historical novelist, although he also wrote some adult historical novels.


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    1. Ik begon vol goede moed aan Oedipus. Het begon in elk geval een stuk mysterieuzer dan het onttoverde Children of Jocasta. Oedipus vertelt zijn levensverhaal in de ik-vorm, en begint als hij een klein, mank jongetje is (de naam Oedipus betekent 'gezwollen voeten'), zoontje van een arm herdersechtpaar. De vertelsituatie lijkt die van een oude man die terugkijkt op zijn leven. Pas over de helft zegt hij opeens "I tell you, my lords" Mij werd niet duidelijk wie deze lords zijn.Oedipus ontvlucht zijn [...]



    2. I liked this more than the other Henry Treece novels I've recently read - the claustrophobic and somewhat terrifying atmosphere of Thebes was very well done (but Treece is always good on atmosphere!), but the difference here is that the characters were better developed, particularly Oedipus. Perhaps because the story was so tightly focused on the one person, I had a much better sense of who he was than I did with the other novels I've read of his recently. (The Amber Princess about Elektra was s [...]


    3. I found this secondhand and nearly didn't pick it up. I will hunt down more, Oedipus is wonderful, nightmarish and awesome


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