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The Odyssey (Worldview Edition)

(1 review)

Canon Classics

Book details

IMPRINT: Canon Classics


TRANSLATION: William Cullen Bryant


PAGE COUNT: 514 pages

SIZE: 5.5x8.5"

BINDING: Paperback

ISBN-10: 1944503641

ISBN-13: 9781944503642

PUB. DATE: November 18, 2019 (first published in 1872)

"In The Odyssey one may liken Homer to the setting sun, of which the grandeur remains without the integrity." -Longinus, On the Sublime

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"If the Iliad is the first tragedy ever written, then the Odyssey is the first comedy. Whereas the first gives us man the warrior, seeking glory on the battlefield, the second gives us man the husband and father, seeking domestic bliss with his family." ~From Dr. Markos's Introduction

After the sack of Troy, the hero Odysseus travels the high seas homeward bound and finds himself confronted by every imaginable danger the angry god Poseidon can throw at him. Whether it's escaping the one-eyed Cyclops, avoiding getting turned into a pig by an enchantress, or resisting the deadly songs of Sirens, Odysseus remains determined to reach his homeland and save his faithful wife and young son from suitors who are destroying his livelihood and legacy.

This Canon Classic is an ancestral fairy tale about a man who fights monsters and comes home to save his bride, translated into verse by the famous poet William Cullen Bryant. The Canon Classics series presents the most definitive works of Western literature in a colorful, well-crafted, and affordable way. Unlike many other thrift editions, our classics feature individualized designs that prioritize readability by means of proper margins, leading, characters per line, font, trim size, etc. Each book’s materials and layout combine to make the classics a simple and striking addition to classrooms and homes, ideal for introducing the best of literary culture and human experience to the next generation.

This Worldview Edition features an introduction divided into sections on The World Around, About the Author, What Other Notables Said, Setting, Characters, & Plot Summary, Worldview Analysis, and 21 Discussion Questions & Answers.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Great book, too many errors in the text

I enjoyed reading the book, though got a little frustrated by the accumulation of errors. Many places where there are clear typos that escaped editing after scanning. Irregular characters and places where 'Morn' is typed out as 'Mom', a clear unedited scan error. The whole of book XXIII is labeled book XIII. A bit disappointing.

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