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Fagles does a superb job of translating the story into modern English so that it can be read with ease.
The Odyssey is more than an adventure story with its hero battling both nature and the supernatural, or a tale of revenge and redemption.
In the end, the greatest praise one can pay THE ODYSSEY is the fact that it can be read for fun, and not just because it is a classic.
A fair translation - an affordable copy. Every one needs to devour this book and keep a copy for reference.Published 10 days ago by T. White
It seemed a little different from the one I read at the University but it could have been the Italian language. I loved then I love it now.Published 15 days ago by Angelo Caserta
This book is a superior translation of a work that is one of the most important bases of western literature. It's a monumental achievement by the author.Published 18 days ago by Ray Dunn
Not going to reiterate every high school book report ever, but this book was profound to me. I read it after returning home from Iraq and it has helped establish for me, a personal... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Al Dente
An excellent translation of a true classic! Fagles' work is amazing; although I cannot testify to his knowledge of Greek, his English verse is spectacular - a real page-turner! Read morePublished 23 days ago by Frodo B.
Got this for my son and he enjoyed it. Nice that a story this old can still spark the imagination.Published 1 month ago by John Ainsworth
Firstly, this translation is very readable. Robert Fagles did a great job, just like he did with The Iliad. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joshua T. Garcia