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Before reading this book I had read parts of The Odyssey but never the entire story.
The Odyssey is more than an adventure story with its hero battling both nature and the supernatural, or a tale of revenge and redemption.
Fagles does a superb job of translating the story into modern English so that it can be read with ease.
If you have given up on translations of the Odyssey in poetic form and haven't seen the films made about this great work, this book will give you a workable translation in prose... Read morePublished 3 days ago by eCid
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 25 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 28 days ago by Kindle Customer
this book was falling apart it was so old and pages are brown and wornPublished 29 days ago by T8ella
It's a classic; what more can you say. It's Greek mythology. Required reading in school.Published 1 month 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 1 month ago by Liz E