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by Hammond Innes

eBook Trojan Horse epub
  • ISBN: 0745118186
  • Author: Hammond Innes
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literary
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C; Large type edition edition (April 2, 1993)
  • Pages: 328 pages
  • ePUB size: 1877 kb
  • FB2 size 1110 kb
  • Formats mobi azw lit rtf


This book will, I hope, recall many pleasant memories of places we have visited together. And because its setting is the Dolomites, it will particularly remind you of a little albergo near the Ponte nelle Alpi where we met for a drink

This book will, I hope, recall many pleasant memories of places we have visited together. And because its setting is the Dolomites, it will particularly remind you of a little albergo near the Ponte nelle Alpi where we met for a drink. You were on your way up to Cortina.

The Trojan Horse' was only Hammond Innes' second book, published way back in 1940, but already many of what would become his trademarks are apparent: Lawyer Andrew Kilmartin is the standard Innes protagonist.

The Trojan Horse' was only Hammond Innes' second book, published way back in 1940, but already many of what would become his trademarks are apparent: Lawyer Andrew Kilmartin is the standard Innes protagonist: the ordinary 'everyman' who through no fault of his own gets dragged deeper and deeper into a larger conspiracy. Franz Schmidt is the mysterious, obsessive, and possibly mad character whose actions get the protagonist involved in the story. Similarly, Sedel and Marburg are shadowy antagonists who may or may not be true villains.

Chapter one. The face from the barbican.

Ralph Hammond Innes CBE (15 July 1913 – 10 June 1998) was a British novelist who wrote over 30 novels, as well as children's and travel books

Ralph Hammond Innes CBE (15 July 1913 – 10 June 1998) was a British novelist who wrote over 30 novels, as well as children's and travel books. Innes was born in Horsham, Sussex, and educated at Feltonfleet School, Cobham, Surrey where he was head boy and later at Cranbrook School in Kent. He left in 1931 to work as a journalist, initially with the Financial Times (at the time called the Financial News). The Doppelganger, his first novel, was published in 1937.

It was past eight now and I was hungry, dirty and dispirited. I had found no trace of Freya. Presumably she had been removed to another hiding place. for in some cases the hatches were difficult to open and some were tucked under steel girders so that I had scarcely been able to squeeze myself inside

Hammond Innes (1914 - 1998) was an English adventure author who wrote over thirty novels as well as children's and travel books. Ralph Hammond Innes was born in Horsham, Sussex.

Hammond Innes (1914 - 1998) was an English adventure author who wrote over thirty novels as well as children's and travel books. Educated at Cranbrook School in Kent he left in 1931 to work as a journalist, initially with the Financial Times. The Doppelganger, his first novel was published in 1937.

The Trojan Horse book. Ralph Hammond Innes was an English novelist who wrote over 30 novels, as well as children's and travel books. The World Mystery Convention honoured Innes with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bouchercon XXIV awards in Omaha, Nebraska, Oct, 1993.

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Comments: (7)
Morlurne
This is a very competent introduction to The Iliad and The Aeneid for children (the story really conflates elements of the two epics, e.g., there is no Trojan Horse in the Iliad). The book presents a plausible political back drop for the conflict (that does not appear in either epic but makes sense), as well as Helen's betrothal to Paris, as the catalysts for the conflict. There are battle scenes. The construction of the horse, Sinon's deception, and the ultimate fall of Troy are well dramatized in language easily undertood by children. There are maps to orient the reader to the locations of Greece, Asia Minor, and the Aegean and Black Seas. No, it's not eloquent but it's written in language easily understood by my seven year old boy and even enthralling to my near four year old boy (in combination with the pictures). That's quite an achievement given the relative complexity of the story that's told, I'd say. My boys love it, and nearly have it memorized. They are already enthralled by a seminal element of Western literature and for that I am in debt to this little book.
Eigeni
My boys 6 and 4 love this book. I've read it to them over and over again. It's so fun to learn together. Great pictures and excellent journey through time. The book connects the story to more recent days when the city was actually discovered in the sands. Very cool learning tool.
Manemanu
I bought this for my five year old son. He really loves it! and I like that I'm also teaching him about history and something worthwhile. I feel like most children's books these days are nonsense. Im very pleased with my order!
Boraston
This is a great series for developing readers. This specific title is always a good read with students.
Kadar
I feel that this book was very scary and I don't like it. I like the part about the whole wooden horse. - Selena, age 5
GODMAX
I bought this for my 7 year old daughter Gracie. She usually isn't in to history but once she started to read it she didn't stop reading she read it 3 times. And ask me to by more books like it I was really
pleased with this book I recommend this book!
Hunaya
Excellent book. Well written. Engaging story. Grandson loved it, and requests it often.
My parents bought me this book when I was very young and I've happily bought copies first for my nephew and now for my daughter. It's a simple, spare account of the Trojan War focusing on the causes of the war and the end of the war itself.

The Trojan Horse introduces a handful of the Iliad's cast--Odysseus, Menelaus, Helen, Priam--but omits stories like that of Achilles and Hector. It also includes a lot of archaeological information, making this a hybrid of archaeology and Homer. The final chapter briefly describes the rediscovery of Troy by the 19th century archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann, a chapter that excited me as a child about the reality of history and the fact that much of it still out there somewhere, waiting for us beneath the dust.

Perhaps my favorite part of the book is the illustrations. These excited me even before I could handle reading the story on my own. They're detailed, dynamic, and powerfully evocative of the world created by the story.

With names like Agamemnon floating through the story, The Trojan Horse may be best suited as a transitional text for kids learning to read with a parent's help. With such good illustrations, it also works as a picture book you can read to a preliterate child. I recommend it heartily for anyone with a child showing an early love for history and myth.

Highly recommended.
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