The Odyssey

The Odyssey

Hardback Penguin Classics

By (author) Homer, Introduction by Peter Jones

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  • Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Format: Hardback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 204mm x 38mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141192445
  • ISBN 13: 9780141192444
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: illustrations
  • Sales rank: 17,939

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This is 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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HOMER is thought to have lived c.750-700 BC in Ionia and is believed to be the author of the earliest works of Western Literature: The Odyssey and The Iliad. E. V. RIEU was a celebrated translator from Latin and Greek, and editor of Penguin Classics from 1944-64. His son, D. C. H. RIEU, has revised his work. PETER JONES is former lecturer in Classics at Newcastle. He co-founded the 'Friends of Classics' society and is the editor of their journal and a columnist for The Spectator.