London: Collins, 1957. Hardcover. 8vo. Fine / Near Fine. Item #005153
Origina red cloth. 319 pp. Spine tilted, ends lightly bumped, else fine. Dust jacket has some light edge wear, else fine. Everybody has heard of Helen of Troy, Sappho of Lesbos, Cleopatra of Egypt, and Shakespeare's Dark Lady of the Sonnets. Plays, films, romances, which millions see or read, are written around them. But these heroines of the land where myths and chronicles mingle, remain puzzling and mysterious.