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The Odyssey
The Odyssey
Author: Homer, Robert Fitzgerald (Translator)
The classic translation of The Odyssey, now in a Noonday paperback. — Robert Fitzgerald's translation of Homer's Odyssey is the best and best-loved modern translation of the greatest of all epic poems. Since 1961, this Odyssey has sold more than two million copies, and it is the standard translation for three generations of ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780374525743
ISBN-10: 0374525749
Publication Date: 11/5/1998
Pages: 528
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 32 ratings
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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A great translation - very easy to read
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This is a wonderful translation of a classic. It was easy to read, and I fell in love with the story. If you need to read this, I highly recommend this version.
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Homer's classic, "The Odyssey", is required reading in many literature courses for one good reason: the archetypes of character, situations, and emotions are universal and still used today by modern writers. A timeless tale of one man's painful, 10-year journey back to his homeland after a long war, complete with obstacles such as pirates, cannibals, monsters, storms, witches, and the wrath of the sea-god, Poseidon. An aboslute must-read for anyone serious about literature, and I highly recommend this translation by Robert Fagles - it's perhaps the most readable version out there!
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I had heard of The Odyssey before and tried to read it on my own, but it wasn't until it was assigned in my World Lit class that I feel in love with it. It's full of adventure, vengeful gods, lusting goddesses, disguise, and mystery. I don't understand why few have really taken the time to read Homer's works.
I really liked this translation in particular, Robert Fitzgerald did an amazing job of making this ancient text easier to digest and analyze.
I highly recommend reading The Odyssey, whether you are an English major or not.
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The best modern translation of this book!
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Both my daughter and I have read this book. It is an interesting book. One that is required for most 9th and 10th grade AP English students. It seems to follow along the lines of Troy the movie in some senses.