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The Odyssey

By: Homer Fagles, Robert(Translated by)

Part of the Penguin classics series
0143039954 / 9780143039952
Stock expected by 09/06/2020
20 cm 541 p. : maps
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Quiz No: 212043, Points 24.00, Book Level 10.30,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Reprint. This translation originally published: New York: Viking Penguin, 1996.

When Robert Fagles' translation of the "Iliad" was published in 1990, critics and scholars alike hailed it as a masterpiece.

Now one of the great translators of our time presents us with the "Odyssey", Homer's best-loved poem, recounting Odysseus' wanderings after the "Trojan War".

With wit and wile, the 'man of twists and turns' meets the challenges of gods and monsters, only to return after twenty years to a home besieged by his wife's suitors.

In the myths and legends retold in this immortal poem, Fagles has captured the energy of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom.


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