The child who dreamed of Troy; the successful businessman who read Homer with passion; the archaeologist who finally discovered the mythical city of Troy and "Priam's treasor"; the autodidact who was accused of being a forger; the polyglot who spoke at least thirteen languages; and finally the person who wrote, not one, but four different autobiographies.

Dr. Annick Louis, a social historian and a specialist on Jorge Luis Borges, through painstaking research in the Heinrich Schliemann Papers at the ASCSA Archives, has written a new, fascinating book, L' invention de Troie, about Schliemann's different lives, real and imagined.