The Courtesan's Daughter by Priscilla Galloway

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 3 Critic Reviews

unrated

Synopsis

Phano is almost 15, the traditional age for a woman to marry in ancient Athens. She is in love with Theo, who is 30–the traditional age for a man to marry. But marriage may not be an option for her. Her stepmother’s enemy, Phrynion, claims that Phano is not really a free woman but a slave who belongs to him, and he is ready to sell her if he can get his hands on her.

Phano, her father, and her stepmother must use every resource they have to try to restore her reputation and keep her safe. Even if they can keep Phrynion away, Phano may never be able to marry Theo, whose prominent family would expect a wealthy bride who would bring a good-sized dowry with her. Meanwhile, Athens faces the threat of war from Philip of Macedon. Once she turns 15, Phano must find her place as an adult in the turbulent society of ancient Greece.
 

About Priscilla Galloway

See more books from this Author
Priscilla Galloway is the author of Truly Grim Tales and Snake Dreamer.
 
Published October 8, 2002 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 272 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for The Courtesan's Daughter

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

This complicated and absorbing narrative, set in ancient Athens about 350 b.c.e., is told in the first person by 14-year-old Phano.

| Read Full Review of The Courtesan's Daughter

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

The fate of Athens and the birthright of Phano, the nearly 14-year-old narrator, become the central questions of Galloway's (Snake Dreamer) novel, which is set in 360 B.C.E.

| Read Full Review of The Courtesan's Daughter

Publishers Weekly

See more reviews from this publication

A 14-year-old's birthright and the fate of Athens become the central questions of this novel set in 360 B.C.E.

| Read Full Review of The Courtesan's Daughter

Reader Rating for The Courtesan's Daughter
67%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 6 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review