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An unquestionable cornerstone of Western literature, Homer’s epic on Odysseus’s 10-year journey home from the Trojan war and his wife Penelope’s faithful guardianship of their kingdom remains one of the greatest stories of courage, loyalty and survival ever told.
The epic tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan War forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature. Confronted by natural and supernatural threats - ship-wrecks, battles, monsters and the implacable enmity of the sea-god Poseidon - Odysseus must use his bravery and cunning to reach his homeland and overcome the obstacles that, even there, await him. E. V. Rieu's translation of The Odyssey was the very first Penguin Classic to be published, and has itself achieved classic status.
Translated by E. V. RIEU
Revised translation by D. C. H. RIEU
With an Introduction by PETER JONES
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 303 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm
'The Odyssey is a poem of extraordinary pleasures: it is a salt-caked, storm-tossed, wine-dark treasury of tales, of many twists and turns, like life itself' - Guardian
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I picked up the Odyssey mainly because i felt it was a book i should have read at school but was put of by the thought of it being such an old book that it would be written in a complex manner.This is far from the... More
“so many different stories incorporated into one ten year journey i love it”
i read this book on and off between other books, purely because i wanted to get the most out of it that i could. i loved every second of it. homers way of intertwining beautiful historical side stories with odysseus’... More
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