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House of Names

Colm Toibin

  • First edition
  • First printing
  • Signed by the author

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Hardcover New and Signed First Edition. Dust jacket is in fine condition.

Her mouth was gagged to stop her cursing her father, her cowardly, two-tongued father. Nonetheless, they heard her muffled screams.’On the day of his daughter’s wedding, Agamemnon orders her sacrifice. His daughter is led to her death, and Agamemnon leads his army into battle, where he is rewarded with glorious victory. Three years later, he returns home and his murderous action has set the entire family – mother, brother, sister – on a path of intimate violence, as they enter a world of hushed commands and soundless journeys through the palace’s dungeons and bedchambers. As his wife seeks his death, his daughter, Electra, is the silent observer to the family’s game of innocence while his son, Orestes, is sent into bewildering, frightening exile where survival is far from certain. Out of their desolating loss, Electra and Orestes must find a way to right these wrongs of the past even if it means committing themselves to a terrible, barbarous act. House of Names is a story of intense longing and shocking betrayal. It is a work of great beauty, and daring, from one of our finest living writers.

  • ISBN 9780241257685
  • Title House of Names
  • Author Colm Toibin
  • Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint Viking
  • Binding Hardback
  • Width 14.4cm
  • Height 22.2cm
  • Thickness 2.7cm
  • Weight 412g
  • Number of pages 272

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