The Golden Fleece tells the age-old story of the capture of the fleece and of its dramatic and heroic recovery by Jason and the Argonauts. Combining in-depth research and scholarship with literary and imaginary prowess, Robert Graves has created a thrilling and dramatic story from the ancient myth. And in the fierce battles that rage for power and riches, he reveals a legend that transcends the barriers of time and serves as a universal allegory for mankind. Robert Graves was a prolific writer and turned his hand to essays, translations, historical works, novels and short stories. During his lifetime he was known for his highly unorthodox and individual views, in particular on religion, but it was for his poetry that he most wished to be remembered. Ranked among the twelve poets of the Great War, Graves' verse is marked for its intensity and fervent passion.