The Odyssey   -     By: Homer, Robert Fagles
Buy Item $9.99 Retail: $18.00 Save 44% ($8.01) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

The Odyssey

Penguin Classics / Paperback

$9.99 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $18.00
|
Save 44% ($8.01)
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW268863

Current Promotions
  • Other Formats (4)
Other Formats (4)
Description
Availability
Price
Add
Include
  1. In Stock
    $4.49
    Retail: $4.99
    Add To Cart
    $4.49
  2. In Stock
    $9.99
    Retail: $18.00
    Add To Cart
    $9.99
  3. This product will be released on 06/09/15.
    $9.99
    Retail: $14.99
    Add To Cart
    $9.99
  4. Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
    $35.96
    Add To Cart
    $35.96

Product Description

In the myths and legends that are retold here, Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom, and given us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. This is an Odyssey to delight both the classicist and the public at large, and to captivate a new generation of Homer's students.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Vendor: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0140268863
ISBN-13: 9780140268867
UPC: 051488014959
Availability: In Stock

Related Products

  1. Homer: The Iliad And The Odyssey Box Set
    Homer: The Iliad And The Odyssey Box Set
    Homer, Bernard Knox
    Penguin Classics / 1999 / Trade Paperback
    $24.49 Retail: $36.00 Save 32% ($11.51)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW712556
  2. The Oresteia: Agamemnon/The Libation Bearers/The Eumenides
    The Oresteia: Agamemnon/The Libation Bearers/The Eumenides
    Penguin Books / 1984 / Trade Paperback
    $12.60 Retail: $14.00 Save 10% ($1.40)
    Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
    CBD Stock No: WW443339
  3. The Wanderings of Odysseus:  A Retelling of the Odyssey
    The Wanderings of Odysseus: A Retelling of the Odyssey
    Rosemary Sutcliff
    Random House / 2005 / Trade Paperback
    $5.99 Retail: $6.99 Save 14% ($1.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW94823
  4. The Aeneid
    The Aeneid
    Virgil
    Wordsworth Editions LTD / Trade Paperback
    $5.39 Retail: $5.99 Save 10% ($0.60)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW262633

Publisher's Description

The great epic of Western literature, translated by the acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles
 
Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, presents us with Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem in a stunning modern-verse translation. "Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy." So begins Robert Fagles' magnificent translation of the Odyssey, which Jasper Griffin in the New York Times Book Review hails as "a distinguished achievement."

If the Iliad is the world's greatest war epic, the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of an everyman's journey through life. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War is at once a timeless human story and an individual test of moral endurance. In the myths and legends  retold here,

Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom, and given us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox's superb introduction and textual commentary provide insightful background information for the general reader and scholar alike, intensifying the strength of Fagles's translation. This is an Odyssey to delight both the classicist and the general reader, to captivate a new generation of Homer's students. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition features French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

 

 

 

Author Bio

Robert Fagles, the winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, is Arthur W. Marks '19 Professor of Comparative Literature, Emeritus, at Princeton University and received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Yale University.

Bernard Knox is Director Emeritus of Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C.

Editorial Reviews

“[Robert Fitzgerald’s translation is] a masterpiece . . . An Odyssey worthy of the original.” –The Nation

“[Fitzgerald’s Odyssey and Iliad] open up once more the unique greatness of Homer’s art at the level above the formula; yet at the same time they do not neglect the brilliant texture of Homeric verse at the level of the line and the phrase.” –The Yale Review

“[In] Robert Fitzgerald’s translation . . . there is no anxious straining after mighty effects, but rather a constant readiness for what the occasion demands, a kind of Odyssean adequacy to the task in hand, and this line-by-line vigilance builds up into a completely credible imagined world.”
–from the Introduction by Seamus Heaney

Product Reviews

5 Stars Out Of 5
5 out of 5
(1)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Quality:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
Value:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
Meets Expectations:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
0%
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
SORT BY:
SEE:
Displaying items 1-1 of 1
Page 1 of 1
  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    September 7, 2010
    Jennifer McGrail
    The Butterfly Effect is based on a theory that was first presented back in 1863: That a butterfly could flap its wings, which would move molecules of air... which would move other molecules of air... which would move other molecules of air.. which could eventually start a hurricane on the other side of the world. Taken a step further, it follows that the decisions we make, both large and small, MATTER, and have a far-reaching "butterfly effect" not just on our lives, but on everyone - and everything - around us.In this beautiful and thought-provoking little book, Andy Andrews perfectly illustrates this butterfly effect, first with the story of a man named Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, whose actions over 100 years ago greatly affect how we all live today. Chamberlain was a Colonel in the Union army, and the decisions that he made during just one battle literally changed the course of our country. Andrews then goes on to recount the contributions of another (connected to another, connected to another...): contributions that changed, and continue to change, the lives of billions of people. He challenges the readers to remember that we too serve a purpose, and that our actions are far greater reaching than we can even imagine. We are all connected, and just like the butterfly's wings, our most innocent decisions can affect the lives of countless others.This is truly a lovely book, both aesthetically and in its message. It is a book that encourages and a book that inspires.I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Displaying items 1-1 of 1
Page 1 of 1

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. Henle Latin 4 Text
    Henle Latin 4 Text
    Robert Henle
    Loyola Press / Trade Paperback
    $7.79 Retail: $15.95 Save 51% ($8.16)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW646996
  2. Jesus Among Other Gods
    Jesus Among Other Gods
    Ravi Zacharias
    Thomas Nelson / 2002 / Trade Paperback
    $7.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 50% ($8.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 18 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW43272
  3. Classical Christian Education Made Approachable
    Classical Christian Education Made Approachable
    Classical Conversations / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $10.00
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW984581
  4. 100 Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus
    100 Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus
    Rose Publishing / 2002 / Other
    $2.99 Retail: $3.99 Save 25% ($1.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW947199

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search