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ISBN: 1853260258 / ISBN-13: 9781853260254

The Odyssey

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"The Odyssey" is one of the earliest works of European literature, second only to "The Iliad". These two great epic poems, the astonishing first ... Show synopsis

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  • Odyssey (Wordsworth Editions) – Trade paperback (1992)
    by Homer, Dr. Keith Carabine (Editor), Adam Roberts (Notes by)

    Odyssey

    Trade paperback, Wordsworth Editions
    1992
    English
    239 pages

    ISBN: 1853260258
    ISBN-13: 9781853260254

    Homer's great epic describes the many adventures of Odysseus, Greek warrior, as he strives over many years to return to his home island of Ithaca after the Trojan War. His colourful adventures, his endurance, his love for his wife and son have the same power to move and inspire readers today as they did in Archaic Greece, 2800 years ago. This poem has been translated many times over the years, but Chapman's sinewy, gorgeous rendering (1616) stands in a class of its own. Chapman believed himself inspired by the spirit of ... Show more

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Reviews of The Odyssey

Overall customer rating: 4.112
Lisa C

meh

by Lisa C on Nov 7, 2013

it smelled like someone had been smoking on it for years. I had to cover my nose everytime I opened the book

Barbara H

Not a favorite

by Barbara H on May 31, 2012

Too hard to understand. Try No Fear on Spark Notes for translation.

creationchild

Bought it for school-ONLY

by creationchild on Feb 3, 2011

Great product! Just not what I would choose to read if given a choice. The reader is fine, just not that into Homer 8b...

Carol B

I would listen to Jacobi read the phone book

by Carol B on Sep 3, 2010

How fabulous to listen to this well done recording. Even though the stories are so familiar, this was really gripping, and I plan on revisiting this audiobook with regularity.

BRoy

The Odessey by Chapman

by BRoy on Oct 16, 2008

This is the peotic translation of the 17th century. Excellent reading.

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