Stealing Athena (Paperback)

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The author of the bestselling Leonardo's Swans traverses the centuries into the hearts of two extraordinary women to reveal the passions, ambitions, and controversies surrounding the Elgin Marbles.

About the Author

KAREN ESSEX is the author of "Kleopatra," "Pharaoh," and the international bestseller "Leonardo's Swans, "which won Italy's prestigious 2007""Premio""Roma for foreign fiction." "An award-winning journalist and a screenwriter, she lives in Los Angeles, California.

Praise For…

“Historical fiction at its finest."
St. Petersburg Times

"A great adventure story. . . . Essex delves deeply into the lives and times of her characters in settings as diverse as ancient Greece and 18th-century Constantinople, France and Great Britain, and her women characters are spirited and memorable.”
The Times-Picayune

"Stealing Athena expounds on the weight of the past, the power of art, and the strength of women who exercised free will even when they had the fewest rights…. Uniquely relevant."
Los Angeles Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780767926188
ISBN-10: 0767926188
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publication Date: April 28th, 2009
Pages: 454
Language: English