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Lavinia
Ursula K. Le Guin
Adult Fiction LE GUIN

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Avatar for Jody W. Jody W. said:
In this sideways view of Virgil's epic poem the Aeneid, Le Guin gives Lavinia a voice at last to tell her version of the founding of Rome. Subtly fantastic and beautifully written by one of the best authors out there.
posted Jun 17, 2009 at 10:40AM
Avatar for chelliebel chelliebel said:
Love and adored this book. all time favorite list next to Atwood's Penelopiad.
posted Jun 12, 2012 at 2:57PM
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Daughter of King Latinus and Queen Amata; mother turned mad after she lost her sons to a childhood illness; was supposed to marry her mother's nephew; her father made her marry Aeneas, a foreigner, following the words of an oracle; her marriage causes a bitter civil war.



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