The Odyssey

Penguin UK
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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 enmityof the sea-god Poseidon - Odysseus must test his bravery and native cunning to the full if he is to reach his homeland safely and overcome the obstacles that, even there, await him.

This edition is a revised translation by D. C. H. Rieu of the translation done by his father, E. V. Rieu, in the first Penguin Classic to be published. Contains a preface by D. C. H. Rieu and an introduction by Peter Jones. Also includes a map, explanatory footnotes, a combined glossary and index, as well as suggestions for further reading of acclaimed criticisms and references.

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Publisher
Penguin UK
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Published on
Jan 30, 2003
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Pages
416
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ISBN
9780141965505
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Literary Collections / Ancient & Classical
Poetry / Ancient & Classical
Poetry / Epic
Poetry / General
Religion / Ancient
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Eligible for Family Library

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