Items related to The Odyssey (Wordsworth Classics)

Homer The Odyssey (Wordsworth Classics) ISBN 13: 9781853260254

The Odyssey (Wordsworth Classics) - Softcover

 
9781853260254: The Odyssey (Wordsworth Classics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 
With an Introduction and Notes by Adam Roberts Royal Holloway, University of London Homer's great epic describes the many adventures of Odysseus, Greek warrior, as he strives over many years to return to his home island of Ithaca after the Trojan War. His colourful adventures, his endurance, his love for his wife and son have the same power to move and inspire readers today as they did in Archaic Greece, 2800 years ago. This poem has been translated many times over the years, but Chapman's sinewy, gorgeous rendering (1616) stands in a class of its own. Chapman believed himself inspired by the spirit of Homer himself, and matches the breadth and power of the original with a complex and stunning idiom of his own. John Keats expressed his admiration for the resulting work in the famous sonnet, 'On first looking into Chapman's Homer': 'Much have I travelled in the realms of gold...'

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:
Robert Fagles's translation is a jaw-droppingly beautiful rendering of Homer's Odyssey, the most accessible and enthralling epic of classical Greece. Fagles captures the rapid and direct language of the original Greek, while telling the story of Odysseus in lyrics that ring with a clear, energetic voice. The story itself has never seemed more dynamic, the action more compelling, nor the descriptions so brilliant in detail. It is often said that every age demands its own translation of the classics. Fagles's work is a triumph because he has not merely provided a contemporary version of Homer's classic poem, but has located the right language for the timeless character of this great tale. Fagles brings the Odyssey so near, one wonders if the Hollywood adaption can be far behind. This is a terrific book.
About the Author:
HOMER is thought to have lived c.750-700 BC in Ionia and is believed to be the author of the earliest works of Western Literature: The Odyssey and The Iliad. E. V. RIEU was a celebrated translator from Latin and Greek, and editor of Penguin Classics from 1944-64. His son, D. C. H. RIEU, has revised his work. PETER JONES is former lecturer in Classics at Newcastle. He co-founded the 'Friends of Classics' society and is the editor of their journal and a columnist for The Spectator.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

  • PublisherWordsworth Editions
  • Publication date2002
  • ISBN 10 1853260258
  • ISBN 13 9781853260254
  • BindingPaperback
  • Edition number2
  • Number of pages488
  • Rating

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

Homer
Published by Wordsworth Editions (2002)
ISBN 10: 1853260258 ISBN 13: 9781853260254
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
vladimir belskiy
(Alexandria, VA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # IF-NMLU-CTGE

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 2.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.80
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

Homer; Lawrence, T. E. (TRN)
Published by Wordsworth Editions (2002)
ISBN 10: 1853260258 ISBN 13: 9781853260254
New Softcover Quantity: 2
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 556860-n

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 6.08
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Homer
Published by Lb May & Assoc Inc (2002)
ISBN 10: 1853260258 ISBN 13: 9781853260254
New Softcover Quantity: 2
Seller:
Magers and Quinn Booksellers
(Minneapolis, MN, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 65473

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 5.19
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Homer
Published by Wordsworth Editions Ltd (1992)
ISBN 10: 1853260258 ISBN 13: 9781853260254
New PAP Quantity: 15
Seller:
PBShop.store US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # GB-9781853260254

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 10.85
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

Homer
Published by Wordsworth Editions (2002)
ISBN 10: 1853260258 ISBN 13: 9781853260254
New Soft Cover Quantity: 10
Seller:
booksXpress
(Bayonne, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Soft Cover. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9781853260254

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 11.27
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

Homer
ISBN 10: 1853260258 ISBN 13: 9781853260254
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. Paperback. Homer's great epic describes the many adventures of Odysseus, Greek warrior, as he strives over many years to return to his home island of Ithaca after the Trojan War. His colourful adventures, his endurance, his love for his wife and son have the same power to move and inspire readers today as they did in Archaic Greece, 2800 years ago. This poem has been translated many times over the years, but Chapman's sinewy, gorgeous rendering (1616) stands in a class of its own. Chapman believed himself inspired by the spirit of Homer himself, and matches the breadth and power of the original with a complex and stunning idiom of his own. John Keats expressed his admiration for the resulting work in the famous sonnet, 'On first looking into Chapman's Homer': 'Much have I travelled in the realms of gold.' AUTHOR: The two earliest surviving poetic works of ancient Greece, the 'Iliad' and the 'Odyssey' are attributed to 'Homer', but it seems likely that no such individual existed, the works being developed over an extended period of time until they achieved their final form in the 6th century BC. Whatever their origins, these epic poems were a major influence in the development of Greek culture. Describes the adventures of Odysseus, Greek warrior, as he strives to return to his home island of Ithaca after the Trojan War. This poem also describes his endurance, his love for his wife and son. Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. Seller Inventory # 9781853260254

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 12.15
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Homer
Published by Wordsworth Editions (2002)
ISBN 10: 1853260258 ISBN 13: 9781853260254
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Ebooksweb
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 52GZZZ00FH6G_ns

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 13.51
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Homer, T. E. Lawrence
ISBN 10: 1853260258 ISBN 13: 9781853260254
New paperback Quantity: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description paperback. Condition: New. Language: ENG. Seller Inventory # 9781853260254

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 8.13
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.56
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Homer/ Lawrence, T. E. (Translator)
Published by Wordsworth Editions Ltd (1992)
ISBN 10: 1853260258 ISBN 13: 9781853260254
New Paperback Quantity: 2
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 512 pages. 7.50x4.75x0.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # __1853260258

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 5.03
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.35
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

Homer
Published by Wordsworth Editions (2002)
ISBN 10: 1853260258 ISBN 13: 9781853260254
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: New. 2nd. Special order direct from the distributor. Seller Inventory # ING9781853260254

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 7.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.99
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book