Galatea

Galatea

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In Ancient Greece, a skilled marble sculptor has been blessed by a goddess who has given his masterpiece – the most beautiful woman the town has ever seen – the gift of life. Now his wife, Galatea is expected to be obedience and humility personified, but it is not long before she learns to use her beauty as a form of manipulation. In a desperate bid by her obsessive husband to keep her under control, she is locked away under the constant supervision of doctors and nurses. But with a daughter to rescue, she is determined to break free, whatever the cost...

Title:Galatea
Edition Language:English
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    Galatea Reviews

  • Chelsea

    Haunting and brutal. Madeline Miller owns my mythology-loving ass....

  • Annet

    Love this writer, got to know her in last years with her books, most well known Circe but also The Song of Achilles, love her take on 'classical/mythical' stories. This story is wonderful and intrigui...

  • Michelle

    For a short story, “Galatea” packs a wallop! I love Greek myths but they leave out much of the mortal emotions, and this book made Galatea’s story come alive. Her character is complex, independe...

  • Sean Barrs

    This is a compelling and highly symbolic feminist retelling of an Ancient Greek story that I recommend most highly.I’m always impressed by the writing of Madeline Miller. Her first book The Song of ...

  • Jenna ? ?  ?

    ("Pygmalion and Galatea" by Laurent Pêcheux, 1784)Galatea is a short stand-alone story and normally I wouldn't have bothered with it. However! This is a story by Madeline Miller we're talking about h...

  • Ashleigh (a frolic through fiction)

    Came across this one and was surprised to find a short story by Miller I hadn’t known about. I found the interpretation of Galatea’s story interesting, seeing how the transformation from statue to...

  • toointofiction {on semi-hiatus}

    "I felt him looking at me, admiring his work. He had not carved me like this, but he was imagining doing it. A beautiful statue, named The Supplicant. He could have sold me and lived like a ki...

  • JV (semi-hiatus)

    This is definitely a sad retelling of Galatea's mythological tale. Carved and sculpted by Pygmalion, Galatea — a beautiful ivory statue — is brought to life by the goddess Aphrodite in light of th...

  • Nat K

    "Haven't you ever touched a statue?"A short, troubling story of a woman sculpted of stone, who is treated with disdain & cruelty by her creator."Why cannot I find a maiden such as this for my wife? Wh...

  • Renata

    Beautiful, horrifying, powerful A story of such beauty and economy it left me breathless and stunned and yes, gratified in its conclusion. The power of her words to create a fully living woman was lik...