The Odyssey Author:Homer, W. H. D. Rouse (Translator) A story encompassing the entirety of human emotion, The Odyssey remains one of the greatest literary works in the history of the world. It is the story of the Trojan war hero Odysseus and his ten-year journey to return home to his family and kingdom. Having angered the gods with his pride after the Greek victory, he finds himself cast adrift at ... more »sea, facing dangers beyond measure and trials beyond understanding. Truly a staple of literature and an epic adventure.« less
The epic tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan War forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature. Confronted by natural and supernatural threats--ship wrecks, battles, monsters and the implacable enmity of the sea-god Poseidon -- Odysseus must test his bravery and native cunning to the full if he is to reach his homeland safely and overcome the obstacles that, even there, await him.