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The Odyssey: Penguin Clothbound Classics

The Odyssey: Penguin Clothbound Classics

By Homer 
Illustrated by Coralie Bickford-Smith 
Introduction by Peter V. Jones 
Translated by E. V. Rieu 
Revised by D. C. H. Rieu 
 
“[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

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 colorful, 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.

Hardcover
416 pages
Penguin Classics, 2010
5.37 x 8.04 inches
ISBN 9780141192444
Literature, Classics

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