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The Odyssey

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The epic journey of Odysseus, the hero of Ancient Greece...After ten years of war, Odysseus turns his back on Troy and sets sail for home. But his voyage takes another ten years and he must face many dangers - Polyphemus the greedy one-eyed giant, Scylla the six-headed sea monster and even the wrath of the gods themselves - before he is reunited with his wife and son.Brilliantly retold by award-winning author, Geraldine McCaughrean.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 124.46 x 193.04 x 10.16mm | 90.72g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Puffin Classics
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • map
  • 0140383093
  • 9780140383096
  • 29,626

Review quote

[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"show more

About Geraldine Mccaughrean

Born and educated in Enfield, North London, Geraldine McCaughrean is the youngest of three children. She worked at a London publishing house for ten years, and now works from home, in Berkshire. She has written around a hundred and sixty books, mostly for children. She has won numerous awards, including the Whitbread Book of the Year Children's Novel Award, The Guardian Prize, and the Carnegie Medal.show more

Review Text

"[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 Heaneyshow more

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193 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 31% (59)
4 39% (75)
3 21% (41)
2 8% (15)
1 2% (3)
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