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The Odyssey (Paperback)
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Paperback 560 Pages / Published: 27/11/1997
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Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem, recounting the great wandering of Odysseus during his ten-year voyage back home to Ithaca, after the Trojan War. A superb new verse translation, now published in trade paperback, before the standard Penguin Classic B format.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140268867
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 213 x 146 x 34 mm


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"[Robert Fitzgerald's translation is] a masterpiece . . . An "Odyssey" worthy of the original." -"The Nation"
"[Fitzgerald's" Odyssey" and "Iliad"] open up once more the unique greatness of Homer's art at the level above the formula; yet at the same time they do not neglect the brilliant texture of Homeric verse at the level of the line and the phrase." -"The Yale Review "
"[In] Robert Fitzgerald's translation . . . there is no anxious straining after mighty effects, but rather a constant readiness for what the occasion demands, a kind of Odyssean adequacy to the task in hand, and this line-by-line vigilance builds up into a completely credible imagined world."
-from the Introduction by Seamus Heaney

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“The Odyssey”

A modern and enjoyable translation of one of the greatest stories ever told. Fagles stays true to the poetry of the original and yet adds a contemporary feel to proceedings which would keep a modern reader... More

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