The Odyssey of Homer - Classics Club Author:Homer The Story that Thundered Down Through Thirty Centuries of Civilization! — Translated, and with the original Preface, by Samuel Butler. Edited, and with an Introduction, by Louise Ropes Loomis. — For sheer readability, for interest-gripping qualities, fro unadulterated entertainment, this great classic stands up against any of today's modern best-s... more »ellers!
The Odyssey is not merely a story of love and adventure. The perils that Odysseus meets are enough to try even his extraordinary character. Glittering sirens, six-headed devils, lurking poisons, man-eating savages and perverse divinities stand in his way, but always he emerges audacious and unconquerable. At home, his beautiful wife Penelope is besieged by a legion of importunate suitors. Odysseus has been gone for twenty years, and she is about to give him up as dead. Their son, Telemachus, is deeply grieved by the loss of his father -- but soon the gods intervene to help him. He lashes out at the suitors, but they, in turn, conspire to murder him. A happy ending is in the offing -- but not before a series of twenty-four of the most exciting chapters in all fiction.« less