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"I picked up The Odyssey again as part of a larger study of classical literature. I was also interested in reading Fagles' translation, which has deservedly garnered an excellent reputation for mimicking in English the subtleties of Homeric poetics. I would recommend this edition because it engages the reader on a number of levels. First, it sates the reader's desire for excitement with its many adventures. Second, it deals with a number of important, universal themes. The themes The Odyssey explores could be considered timeless. Though the poem was written more than 2,500 years ago, it remains poignant to the contemporary reader. "
John Havard, Magazine Specialist
In the myths and legends that are magnificently retold here, Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom, and given readers an "Odyssey" to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery.
- ISBN-13: 9780140268867
- ISBN-10: 0140268863
- Publisher: Penguin Group
- Publish Date: November 1997
- Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.7 x 1.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.35 pounds
- Page Count: 560
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP