Taking Her Seriously (Paperback)
Penelope and the Plot of Homer's Odyssey
This book presents a reevaluation of Penelope, one of the most universally admired female characters in western literature. Richard Heitman casts her in a new light, emphasising her role as a pillar of integrity and wisdom in Odysseus's absence, and her courage, steadfastness and integrity throughout. This thematic approach to the text also considers Penelope's place as a female role model, right up to the present day.