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Paperback The Alcestiad Book

ISBN: 0573600473

ISBN13: 9780573600470

The Alcestiad

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Thornton Wilder referred to "The Alcestiad" as "a mixture of religious revival, mother-love-dynamite, and heroic daring-do." In it, he retells the ancient legend of Alcestis, Queen of Thessaly, who gave her life for her husband Admetus, beloved of Apollo, and was brought back from Hell by Hercules. When the brave and confused Alcestis returns from the dead, asking large questions about what matters most in life and how we lead it, we catch more than...

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A lovely book for anyone who liked Our Town

This was a wonderful book. It reads a bit like Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, but more modern. There is humor and heroism, as well as grand thoughts of life. "Great happiness was given to me once, yes... but shall I forget that now? And forget the one who gave it to me? All that has happened since came from the same hands that gave me the happiness. I shall not doubt that it is good and has a part in something I cannot see..."
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