The Odyssey

The Odyssey

Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) Homer, Introduction by Bernard Knox, Translated by Robert Fagles

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  • Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Format: Paperback | 560 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 216mm x 51mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 27 November 1997
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0140268863
  • ISBN 13: 9780140268867
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: notes
  • Sales rank: 15,501

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This title presents Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem, recounting the great wandering of Odysseus during his ten-year voyage back home to Ithaca, after the Trojan War. This is a superb new verse translation, now published in trade paperback, before the standard Penguin Classic B format.

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ROBERT FAGLES was winner of the 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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By Jan 18 Apr 2010 5

Many people are scared of giving this fantastic story a go due to some poor wordy translations. This translation is definitely not one of those.