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The Odyssey

by Homer

Simon & Schuster | July 1, 2005 | Mass Market Paperbound

The Odyssey is rated 5 out of 5 by 2.
Enduring Literature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship
The epic tale of Odysseus'' extraordinary ten-year voyage home after the Trojan War.
This Enriched Classic Edition includes:
• A concise introduction that gives readers important background information
• A timeline of significant events that provides the book''s historical context
• An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations
• Detailed explanatory notes
• Critical analysis and modern perspectives on the work
• Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction
• A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader''s experience
Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world''s finest books to their full potential.
Series edited by Cynthia Brantley Johnson

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 416 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.1 in

Published: July 1, 2005

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416500367

ISBN - 13: 9781416500360

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect in every way... I haven't read the book - maybe one day - as I bought books from this series purely for their beauty. And they didn't disappoint. A must for any collector.
Date published: 2011-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A helluva book! When I first read "The Odyssey" in an airport lobby in '73, I was taken aback by the utter brilliance of the piece.
Date published: 2000-04-30

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The Odyssey

by Homer

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 416 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 1.1 in

Published: July 1, 2005

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1416500367

ISBN - 13: 9781416500360

From the Publisher

Enduring Literature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship
The epic tale of Odysseus'' extraordinary ten-year voyage home after the Trojan War.
This Enriched Classic Edition includes:
&#149 A concise introduction that gives readers important background information
&#149 A timeline of significant events that provides the book''s historical context
&#149 An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations
&#149 Detailed explanatory notes
&#149 Critical analysis and modern perspectives on the work
&#149 Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction
&#149 A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader''s experience
Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world''s finest books to their full potential.
Series edited by Cynthia Brantley Johnson

About the Author

Homer is the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, the two greatest Greek epic poems. Nothing is known about Homer personally; it is not even known for certain whether there is only one true author of these two works. Homer is thought to have been an Ionian from the 9th or 8th century B.C. While historians argue over the man, his impact on literature, history, and philosophy is so significant as to be almost immeasurable. The Iliad relates the tale of the Trojan War, about the war between Greece and Troy, brought about by the kidnapping of the beautiful Greek princess, Helen, by Paris. It tells of the exploits of such legendary figures as Achilles, Ajax, and Odysseus. The Odyssey recounts the subsequent return of the Greek hero Odysseus after the defeat of the Trojans. On his return trip, Odysseus braves such terrors as the Cyclops, a one-eyed monster; the Sirens, beautiful temptresses; and Scylla and Charybdis, a deadly rock and whirlpool. Waiting for him at home is his wife who has remained faithful during his years in the war. Both the Iliad and the Odyssey have had numerous adaptations, including several film versions of each.
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