Publish date: January 15th 1974
Publisher: Pocket/Simon and Schuster
Edition language: English
The Iliad, a daunting work of fiction so genius that it has survived for thousands of years. To this day there is no modern epic which stands anywhere near it except perhaps [b:Les Misérables|24280|Les Misérables|Victor Hugo|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327702573s/24280.jpg|3208463] or [b:Paradise ...
Some commentaries describe The Iliad as direct and fast paced. Those aren't the descriptive words that come to my mind. "Long" and "boring" are what I had in mind. I kept waiting for the Trojan horse to show up! Everybody has heard of the Trojan horse, so why isn't it in The Iliad? Now I know t...