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ISBN-10: 0141192445
ISBN-13: 9780141192444
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish Date: 03/10/2010
Dimensions: 8.10" L, 5.58" W, 1.39" H

The Odyssey

Translator: E V Rieu
Revised by: D C H Rieu
Introduction by: Peter V Jones
Illustrator: Coralie Bickford-Smith

Hardcover

Price: $25.00

Overview

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. 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 – 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.

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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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ISBN-10: 0141192445
ISBN-13: 9780141192444
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish Date: 03/10/2010
Dimensions: 8.10" L, 5.58" W, 1.39" H
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