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  • Published: 1 October 2007
  • ISBN: 9780099511687
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $14.99

The Odyssey

Translated by Robert Fitzgerald




The best poetic version of The Odyssey to have appeared this century - Hugh Lloyd-Jones

Penelope has been waiting for her husband Odysseus to return from Troy for many years. Little does she know that his path back to her has been blocked by astonishing and terrifying trials. Will he overcome the hideous monsters, beautiful witches and treacherous seas that confront him? And what new tests await him if he ever finally reaches his home shore?

  • Pub date: 1 October 2007
  • ISBN: 9780099511687
  • Imprint: Vintage Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $14.99

Praise for The Odyssey

“Homer's Odyssey is still enchanting readers after thousands of years”

Guardian

“Surely the best and truest Odyssey in the English language”

Herald Tribune

“Fitzgerald is taking his place beside Chapman and Pope in the unbroken lineage of English Homeric translations...it has the economy and soar of a poet”

George Steiner

“A strong salty flavour of its own. And it makes you see things”

C.S. Lewis

“The Homeric poems are interesting...because of the way in which they present human shocks and surprises... It is the surprising twist that war brings to the domestic...which makes Homer repeatedly shocking”

London Review of Books

“Of all bookes extant in all kinds, Homer is the first and best...writ from a free furie, an absolute and full soule”

George Chapman


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