Odyssey

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Homer’s epic tells of the adventures of Odysseus, the mythological King of Ithaca and leader of the Trojan war, recounting the hero’s wanderings and his eventual regaining of his kingdom.

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The Odyssey is a poem of extraordinary pleasures: it is a salt-caked, storm-tossed, wine-dark treasury of tales, of many twists and turns, like life itself’ Guardian

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 – ship-wrecks, battles, monsters and the implacable enmity of the sea-god Poseidon – Odysseus must use his bravery and cunning to reach his homeland and overcome the obstacles that, even there, await him. E. V. Rieu’s translation of The Odyssey was the very first Penguin Classic to be published, and has itself achieved classic status.

Translated by E. V. RIEU
Revised translation by D. C. H. RIEU
With an Introduction by PETER JONES

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Weight 303 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.3 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

348

Language

English

Edition

Revised Edition

Dewey

883.01 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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