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Iliad & The Odyssey, The (Barnes & Noble Leatherbound Classic Collection) Bonded Leather – 7 Oct 2010

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Product details

  • Bonded Leather: 752 pages
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble (7 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1435110439
  • ISBN-13: 978-1435110434
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 16.5 x 4.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 279,561 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Ancient Greek poet Homer established the gold standard for heroic quests and sweeping journeys with his pair of classic epic poems, although very little is known about him. He has fascinated scholars for centuries and there is much disagreement about where he was from and when The Odyssey and The Iliad were written. There is no doubt, however, that these two poems form one of the foundations of Western literature.


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Format: Bonded Leather
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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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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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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Format: Bonded Leather Verified Purchase
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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Format: Bonded Leather Verified Purchase
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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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Well how can you review one of the world's major classics. ....wonderful to have it on my kindle for any time especially on journeys, the price is so cheap for what can be an expensive book. Fabulous.
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Format: Bonded Leather Verified Purchase
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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I am very pleased with this purchase, and I think that it is worthy of my assessment of the highest rating.
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