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The Odyssey (Oxford World's Classics)

The Odyssey (Oxford World's Classics)
Author: Homer
ISBN 13: 9780199536788
ISBN 10: 199536783
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2008-09-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
List Price: $12.95

Homer's account of the adventures of Odysseus has stood at the center of classical literature for centuries. It is a sweeping story of a great warrior who wanders the world, but also an intensely domestic tale of a loving husband's struggle to protect an enduring union with his faithful wife. Meticulously studied and commented upon by innumerable scholars, The Odyssey remains, nonetheless, a uniquely personal literary experience, startling each new generation of readers with its excitement, its drama, and its remarkably contemporary hero.

Katherine A. Powers - Washington Post

Susan Sarandon reads an introduction by Tom Palaima as well as synopses of each book, all of which are included in a useful little booklet. Lombardo, a veteran of many performances of his translation, delivers the poem himself in a well-modulated, walnutty voice that occasionally roars out dramatically to handle the more exuberant, even bumptious, passages.