The Odyssey

Description

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. `Alas that mortals Should blame the gods! From us, they say, All evils come. Yet they themselves It is who through defiant deeds Bring sorrow on them-far more sorrow Than fate would have them bear.' Attributed to the blind Greek poet, Homer, The Odyssey is an epic tale about cunning and strength of mind. It takes its starting point ten years after the fall of the city of Troy and follows its Greek warrior hero Odysseus as he tries to journey to his home of Ithaca in northwest Greece after the Greek victory over the Trojans. On his travels, Odysseus comes across surreal islands and foreign lands where he is in turn challenged and supported by those that he meets on his travels as he attempts to find his way back home in order to vanquish those who threaten his estate. In turn, his son Telemachus has to grow up quickly as he attempts to find his father and protect his mother from her suitors. Dealing with the universal themes of temptation and courage, the epic journey that Odysseus undertakes is as meaningful today as it was almost 3,000 years ago when the story was composed.

Details

Author(s)
Homer
Format
Paperback | 416 pages
Dimensions
111 x 178 x 26mm | 230g
Publication date
17 Oct 2011
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint
William Collins
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
UK ed.
ISBN10
0007420099
ISBN13
9780007420094
Bestsellers rank
110,152