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    The Odyssey (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Homer, Translated by George Chapman, Introduction and notes by Adam C. Roberts, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine

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    DescriptionHomer'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 Homer himself, and matches the breadth and power of the original with a complex and stunning idiom of his own. John Keats expressed his admiration for the resulting work in the famous sonnet, 'On first looking into Chapman's Homer': 'Much have I travelled in the realms of gold...'


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    Title
    The Odyssey
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Homer, Translated by George Chapman, Introduction and notes by Adam C. Roberts, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 512
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 317 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781853260254
    ISBN 10: 1853260258
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: DSC
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF, DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    DC22: 741.5973
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 640
    DC22: 883/.01
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 883.01
    BISAC V2.8: POE005030, POE008000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA
    LC classification: PA4025.A5 L3 1992
    Thema V1.0: DNL, DSBB, DSC
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Illustrations note
    notes
    Publisher
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    01 January 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Herts