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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on 14 January 2011
Really good quality, better than it looks in the picture. Bit heavy though so not great for bedtime reading or travelling. The literature itself is a pretty modern translation which makes it easier to read than some editions.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 23 August 2012
I bought this book as an 18th birthday present for my nephew. It is a beautiful good sized leather bound classic. My nephew was delighted and in awe of the quality of the cover and gold edged pages. Excellent buy, I would not hesitate to recommend it.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 12 June 2012
Got this book for my boyfriend for his birthday. It's absolutely gorgeous - gilt-edged pages, embossed cover. Butler's translation is very readable, but I'm not sure why Barnes & Noble have gone to the trouble of Americanising his spelling? Seems a lot of work for something so superficial.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on 30 December 2011
This book will make a wonderful addition to my shelves of books. It is finished to a very high standard with gold edges to pages and looks very expensive. A very good buy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 February 2015
easy to follow but I prefer E.V. Rieu's version.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 12 September 2012
This beautiful book arrived in perfect condition. The leatherbound cover very attractive, the only downside is several spelling mistakes. Terrific read, if you can get past the few american spellings. Best value for price.
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on 17 January 2015
I love this book. It's a work of beauty! Shame there aren't illustrations thoughout the book though. It's sturdy & well made. Looks great on the bookshelf.
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13 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on 10 August 2011
This book looks absolutely amazing, though its not really a reading copy - its too heavy and not handy - personally I would prefer reading penquin paperback. It will do as a present or if you collect books and think of them in terms of decoration.

What I do not like about this book is that its translated and displayed on pages like a novel rather than epic.
Nonetheless Butlers translation is good quality and pleasant to read.

I recommend this to anyone (although if you have never before read Homer's work, you want to read it and you dont care about the cover - penquin paperback will be much better for you)!

I would go for Butler's translation mainly because of his invocation to Illiad which i believe became famous in english more than any other version

'Sign, O goddess, the anger of Achilles, son of peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Acheans!'

Marvellous! This one sentence and beautiful cover make the book worth its price!
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on 14 February 2013
Beautifully bound and a good read too, what more could you ask for?! This is how every book should feel and look.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 29 December 2011
Great book, superbly presented. Beautifully leather bound, top quality product. Content wise - obviously a classic. Vert impressed with the physical look & feel of the book itself too.
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