The Odyssey

Product Number: EB00694555
Released: Feb 14, 2017
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781451674194
Publisher: Atria Books
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From Stephen Mitchell, the renowned translator whose Iliad was named one of The New Yorker's Favorite Books of 2011, comes a vivid new translation of the Odyssey, complete with textual notes and an illuminating introductory essay. The hardcover publication of the Odyssey received glowing reviews: The New York Times praised "Mitchell's fresh, elegant diction and the care he lavishes on meter, [which] brought me closer to the transfigurative experience Keats describes on reading Chapman's Homer"; Booklist, in a starred review, said that "Mitchell retells the first, still greatest adventure story in Western literature with clarity, sweep, and force"; and John Banville, author of The Sea, called this translation "a masterpiece." The Odyssey is the original hero's journey, an epic voyage into the unknown, and has inspired other creative work for millennia. With its consummately modern hero, full of guile and wit, always prepared to reinvent himself in order to realize his heart's desire-to return to his home and family after ten years of war-the Odyssey now speaks to us again across 2,600 years. In words of great poetic power, this translation brings Odysseus and his adventures to life as never before. Stephen Mitchell's language keeps the diction close to spoken English, yet its rhythms recreate the oceanic surge of the ancient Greek. Full of imagination and light, beauty and humor, this Odyssey carries you along in a fast stream of action and imagery. Just as Mitchell "re-energised the Iliad for a new generation" (The Sunday Telegraph), his Odyssey is the noblest, clearest, and most captivating rendition of one of the defining masterpieces of Western literature.

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Author(s): Homer
Genre: Poetry, Classics
Original Publish Date: Oct 01, 2013

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Author(s): Homer
Narrator(s): Norman Dietz
Genre: Fantasy
Product Number C1780
Released: Oct 14, 2002
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ISBN: #9781402523250
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Author(s): Homer
Narrator(s): Norman Dietz
Genre: Fantasy
Product Number Z2291
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449878566
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Author(s): Homer
Product Number EB00596846
Released: Dec 01, 2015
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Publisher: Signet
ISBN: #9780698198289
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Author(s): Homer
Genre: Classics, Poetry
Product Number EB00401346
Released: Jun 05, 2014
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Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: #9781101221846
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Author(s): Homer
Genre: Poetry, Classics
Product Number EB00670686
Released: May 24, 2016
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Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: #9781467775922
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Author(s): Homer
Genre: Poetry, Classics
Product Number EB00701849
Released: Apr 11, 2017
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Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781504044462
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Author(s): Homer
Product Number EB00664516
Released: Mar 27, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
Publisher: Canterbury Classics
ISBN: #9781626865075
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Author(s): Homer
Genre: Poetry
Product Number EB00677135
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781627930109
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Homer
Narrator(s): Norman Dietz
Genre: Fantasy
Product Number 3A400
Released: Sep 27, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402571053
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Author(s): Homer
Narrator(s): Norman Dietz
Genre: Fantasy
Product Number 3K400
Released: Nov 13, 2008
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ISBN: #9781402571060
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Homer
Genre: Fantasy
Product Number 12493
Released: Jan 14, 2000
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Publisher: Dover
ISBN: #9780486406541

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