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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.
I love the Fagles translation. His translation holds true to the ancient story, but is much more palatable for students because of it's direct, well written, plain prose.Published 10 days ago by McGuinnThompsonKaukonenVerlaineandCarthy
A fun and exciting book of the returning adventures of Ulysses from the battle of troy. I remember loathing reading this in grade school, but have found a great appreciation for... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Kindle Customer
this book was falling apart it was so old and pages are brown and wornPublished 14 days ago by T8ella
It's a classic; what more can you say. It's Greek mythology. Required reading in school.Published 17 days ago by ruthlessme
Great quality book! And you probably already know what this book is about so I wouldn't be reviewing that part. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Liz E
A fair translation - an affordable copy. Every one needs to devour this book and keep a copy for reference.Published 28 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 1 month ago by Angelo Caserta