The Essential Odyssey, Paperback Book

The Essential Odyssey Paperback

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This generous abridgment of Stanley Lombardo's translation of the Odyssey offers more than half of the epic, including all of its best-known episodes and finest poetry, while providing concise summaries for omitted books and passages.

Sheila Murnaghan's Introduction, a shortened version of her essay for the unabridged edition, is ideal for readers new to this remarkable tale of the homecoming of Odysseus.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780872208995

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This translation is sooooooooooooo good. Better by far than any other of sampled. I also got to hear Lombardo read from it live. THAT was awesome.

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