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The Odyssey (Fagles translation) -
The Odyssey (Fagles translation)
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The greatest adventure story of all time, this epic work chronicles Odysseus's return from the Trojan War and the trials he endures on his journey home. Filled with magic, mystery, and an assortment of gods & goddesses who meddle freely in the affairs of men.
The greatest adventure story of all time, this epic work chronicles Odysseus's return from the Trojan War and the trials he endures on his journey home. Filled with magic, mystery, and an assortment of gods & goddesses who meddle freely in the affairs of men.
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Format: Textbook
ASIN: 9780143039952
Publisher: Penguin
Edition language: English
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pausetowonder
pausetowonder rated it
4.0 The Odyssey (Fagles translation)
Read this ages ago and didn't like it. Was I too young? Bad translation? Not sure, but I loved it this time. Beautiful images and descriptions, by turns horrifying, sad, wondrous and suspenseful. He goes from large scale epic adventure to the small pleasures of a warm, cosy bed. Fagles' translatio...
tien
tien rated it
3.0 The Odyssey (Fagles translation)
It was a struggle to read through the flowery language and then, made harder with all the tangential points (stories within The Story). I found the names confusing; who's gods and who's mortals?! I almost gave up... I reckon it's a book where I need a study guide next to it so I can look up what ...
Dilettante
Dilettante rated it
5.0 The Odyssey (Fagles translation)
The Odyssey is a story about a homicidal maniac (Odysseus) who refuses to ask for directions. This tragic flaw, shared by many men, leads his crew to disaster. Some are eaten by monsters, some are eaten by their crew-mates, and some finally get fed up with this cruise from hell (literally at one p...
Never Read Passively
Never Read Passively rated it
5.0 The Odyssey (Fagles translation)
After reading The Iliad a couple years back, my hopes for enjoying Homer were not high. The battles and genealogies of The Iliad were interesting, but it felt more like reading history than fiction. It turned out my fears that The Odyssey would be the same were unfounded. The Odyssey, and its hero O...
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road
Bookstooge's Reviews On the Road rated it
0.0 The Odyssey
too repetitious
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