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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141192444
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $40.00

The Odyssey




The epic tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan War forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature.

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.

The epic tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan War forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature. Confronted by natural and supernatural threats - shipwrecks, battles, monsters and the implacable enmity of the sea-god Poseidon - Odysseus must use his wit and native cunning if he is to reach his homeland safely and overcome the obstacles that, even there, await him.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141192444
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 416
  • RRP: $40.00

About the Authors

Homer Homer

Homer is a much-debated figure traditionally considered to have composed the two great oral poems The Odyssey and The Iliad in eighth or seventh-century-BC Greece


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