The Odyssey Author:Homer The world's greatest adventure story is what scholars have called Homer's ODYSSEY. "The first novel," "the greatest tale of all time," "the first expression of the Western mind in literary form," "the best story ever written." — Of this translation Dudley Fitts wrote: "The best translation of Homer that I have ever read is by W.H.D. Rouse, whose ... more »ODYSSEY was brought out here in 1937 by Modern Age Books. This is no longer in print, so far as I can determine."
The defect mentioned above has been remedied by the New American Library, who are proud to bring this fine version back into print for American readers.
For all readers. . . W.H.D. Rouse says in his preface: "Those who like thrillers and detective novels will find excitement enough here . . . Those who like fairy tales will find nothing better . . . Those who like psychology will find plenty to entertain in the characters, both gods and men . . . Those who like delicacies of deep feeling will find it in Penelope and her husband, whose meeting is one of the supreme scenes of human life."« less