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Madeline Miller (1) (1978–)

Author of The Song of Achilles

For other authors named Madeline Miller, see the disambiguation page.

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About the Author

Madeline Miller is a novelist who was born in 1978 in Boston. She earned her Bachelor's and Masters Degrees in Classics from Brown University. She soon began teaching Latin, Greek, and Shakespeare to high school students. She also took classes at the University of Chicago's Committee on Socila show more Thought and at the Yale School of Drama. Her debut novel,The Song of Achilles, was released in 2011. It won the 17th annual Orange Prize for Fiction and was shortlisted for the 2013 Chautauqua Prize. Her next title, Circe, made the bestseller list in 2018. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles (2011) 13,256 copies
Circe (2018) 12,537 copies
Galatea - story (2013) 1,116 copies
Untitled 9 copies
Untitled #2 4 copies

Associated Works

xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths (2013) — Contributor — 277 copies

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Discussions

"Shakespeare-esq things in the news" in The Globe: Shakespeare, his Contemporaries, and Context (January 2022)
Le Salon reads the Iliad in Le Salon Littéraire du Peuple pour le Peuple (April 2020)
GROUP READ - The Song of Achilles in 2013 Category Challenge (June 2013)
The Song of Achilles, Madeline Miller in World Reading Circle (February 2013)
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller in Orange January/July (July 2012)

Reviews

It's not that this isn't a good book. It is obviously well written, but it wasn't written for me. I was never eager to pick it up, and a couple of times I actually put it down without inserting the bookmark, thinking I had had enough. The second time I did that, about half way through, I really had had enough.
 
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LLonaVahine | 34 other reviews | May 22, 2024 |
3.5 stars. This is definitely as sad as it's hyped up to be. Beautifully written and poignant. However, the last half of the book was a slog for me. Everything from Troy-onward is pretty bleak, and Achilles frankly is kind of a jerk. Patroclus deserved better.
 
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escapinginpaper | 513 other reviews | May 18, 2024 |
DNF because I couldn't really get into the story(wrong time for me to read this). It is well written and will probably try again sometime.
 
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charmaininthelibrary | 513 other reviews | May 15, 2024 |

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Rating
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Reviews
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ISBNs
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