The Odyssey


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by Homer
translated by T.E. Lawrence
published by Pan Macmillan


The Odyssey can claim to be Western literature's first adventure story, and describes the ten-year wanderings of Odysseus in his quest to return home after the Trojan war. He encounters giants, sorceresses and sea-monsters before he can get home and then must remain in disguise while seeking a way to rid his home of the suitors who, believing him dead, have besieged his wife. Both an enchanting fairy tale and a gripping drama, The Odyssey is eminently readable, not least for the rich complexity and magnetism of its hero.

- hardcover: 408 pages
- product dimensions: 100 x 156 mm
- ISBN: 9781909621459