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The Odyssey - Penguin Clothbound Classics (Hardback)
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The Odyssey - Penguin Clothbound Classics (Hardback)

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Hardback 416 Pages / Published: 01/10/2009
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This epic tale, one of the oldest surviving records of Classic verse, telling the story 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 - shipwrecks, battles, monsters and the implacable enmity of the sea-god Poseidon - Odysseus must use his wit and native cunning if he is to reach his homeland safely and overcome the obstacles that, even there, await him.

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.

View other titles in Penguin’s Clothbound Classics Collection.

Seven Greek cities claim the honour of being the birthplace of Homer (c. 8th-7th century BC), the poet to whom the composition of the Iliadand Odyssey are attributed. The Iliad is the oldest surviving work of Western literature, but the identity - or even the existence - of Homer himself is a complete mystery, with no reliable biographical information having survived. 

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141192444
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 534 g
Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 38 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"[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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