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The Odyssey (Puffin Classics) Paperback – 4 Sep 1997

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  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin Classics; New Ed edition (4 Sept. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140383093
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140383096
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 0.9 x 17.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 902 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,551 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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[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"

"[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

About the Author

Born and educated in Enfield, North London, Geraldine McCaughrean is the youngest of three children. She worked at a London publishing house for ten years, and now works from home, in Berkshire. She has written around a hundred and sixty books, mostly for children. She has won numerous awards, including the Whitbread Book of the Year Children's Novel Award, The Guardian Prize, and the Carnegie Medal.



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