The Oddesy (Old Paperback)
'The Odyssey is a poem of extraordinary pleasures: it is a salt-caked, storm-tossed, wine-dark treasury of tales, of many twists and turns, like life itself' Guardian
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 - ship-wrecks, battles, monsters and the implacable enmity of the sea-god Poseidon - Odysseus must use his bravery and cunning to reach his homeland and overcome the obstacles that, even there, await him. E. V. Rieu's translation of The Odyssey was the very first Penguin Classic to be published, and has itself achieved classic status.
About the Author
Homer, born somewhere around 725 BC in ancient Greece, was a bard who worked in the oral tradition. He is also one of the poets of the ancient times whose works survive till date. Homer's works include the popular Odyssey and Iliad, both of which contain more than 10000 lines. Homer, like his contemporaries had an amazing memory which helped him in remembering and reciting long epic poems such as the ones he wrote.