The Odyssey

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A lean, fleet-footed translation that recaptures Homer’s “nimble gallop” and brings an ancient epic to new life.

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The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty and power; about marriage, family and identity; and about travellers, hospitality and the changing meanings of home in a strange world.

This vivid new translation-the first by a woman-matches the number of lines in the Greek original, striding at Homer’s sprightly pace. Emily Wilson employs elemental, resonant language and an iambic pentameter to produce a translation with an enchanting “rhythm and rumble” that avoids proclaiming its own grandeur. An engrossing tale told in a compelling new voice that allows contemporary readers to luxuriate in Homer’s descriptions and similes and to thrill at the tension and excitement of its hero’s adventures, Wilson recaptures what is “epic” about this wellspring of world literature.

Specially bound paperback edition, with deckle-edging (rough-cut) pages and French flaps.

Additional information

Weight 0.671 kg
Dimensions 21.1 × 14.7 × 3.8 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

592

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

883.01 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K