ABOUT THIS BOOK
Odyssey, The

£7.99

ODYSSEY, THE

PAPERBACK by Homer; Jones, Peter; Rieu, Dominic; Rieu, E. V.

£7.99

ISBN
9780140449112
IMPRINT
PENGUIN CLASSICS
 
 
LANGUAGE
ENGLISH
PUBLISHER
PENGUIN CLASSICS
FOR DELIVERY
IN STOCK
FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
416 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
30 JAN 2003

DESCRIPTION

'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