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Stealing HelenThe Myth of the Abducted Wife in Comparative Perspective$

Lowell Edmunds

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780691165127

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691165127.001.0001

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Stealing Helen

Lowell Edmunds

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  • Edmunds, Lowell, author.
  • Stealing Helen : the myth of the abducted wife in compara-
  • tive perspective/Lowell Edmunds.
  • pages cm
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • ISBN 978-0-691-16512-7 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1. Helen
  • of Troy (Greek mythology) in literature. 2. Abduction in
  • literature. I. Title.
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