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The Odyssey

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The Odyssey by Homer Book Summary

An Apple Books Classic edition.

Homer’s eighth-century epic poem is a companion to The Iliad. It tells the story of Odysseus, who journeys by ship for 10 years after the Trojan War, trying to make his way back home to Ithaca. Homer’s work was intended to be performed out loud, so it’s a masterful example of poetic meter and rhythm. But above all, ;The Odyssey is a story of adventure-and true love.

Odysseus has been gone for 20 years, and he longs to reclaim his role as king and reunite with his beloved, faithful Queen Penelope. During his absence, hundreds of suitors have eaten his food, lived in his home, and even plotted to kill his son. But before he can confront his enemies at home, Odysseus must fight a cyclops, escape after being imprisoned by a lovesick nymph, and confront the twin terrors of Scylla and Charybdis. As if that wasn’t enough, the gods take their grudges out on him, adding obstacles to suit their whims. Will Odysseus ever get home? And what will he find once he does? Within the pages of this ancient Greek classic are the origins for many of the myths we’re familiar with today. Pick up a copy and meet Odysseus, Homer’s timeless hero.

The Odyssey (Homer) Book Reviews

HeyI love the odyssey!.Score: 5/5

OdysseyIt was OK. I disliked all that poetry though. Otherwise, not terrible..Score: 3/5

ClassicDidnt know the whole thing was a poem.Score: 5/5

The Homer the greatHomer made the book well thought and plus he was blind and made a cool and awesome story about the BATTLE OF TROY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Over all the book is the bomb that exploded in greatness.Score: 5/5

TortureI had to read this over the summer for school and it was absolute torture! I couldn't wait to get to the end! Absolutely hated it. I don't even know how people say they "enjoy" it..Score: 1/5

MehNot funny.Score: 1/5

4/5This is a sequal to the Iliad and follows Odysseus as he travels from Troy. After being gone he is assumed dead and his family will have to fight their own battles. Odysseus on his travels home will test the Greek Gods and himself on his journey to his home, Ithica. This book is good for following the Iliad, but dissapoints with how slowly the book starts. Over all, I recommend this to anyone who is a fan of Homer..Score: 4/5

The odysseyI really didn't like this book at all, i thought it was terrible..Score: 1/5

OkayThis is better translated by Robert fagles.Score: 5/5

BoringI had to read this book for high school and college and it sucked.Score: 1/5

LOLI love how with this book In particular, people want to pat themselves on the back for how fast they read it or how young they are/were when they read it..Score: 4/5

:)I have read The Odyssey many times and love it. I have found that the people around me who consider it boring generally do poorly when it comes to foreign languages, any advanced literature and some anthropology..Score: 5/5

Great bookI love to read and this was just another one of those books I'll reminisce about forever. Highly recommend..Score: 5/5

Great Book!!!This book Is a very good book that takes you on a journey that will blow you mind. Anyone who underscore this rating is uneducated and prudent. However I am still reading this awesome book. It wows me every time I read on!.Score: 5/5

Great!!!'GreAt book!! I read the whole thing and it's great!!!! GUESS what!, I'm ONLy 10!!!!! And it's a little more than 1,000 pages !!!!.Score: 5/5

GreatTell the true it is a great book.Score: 5/5

ClassicExcelent.Score: 5/5

What the DUECEThis book sucked. I had to read it for 9th grade. Who the heck likes Mythology? Weirdos..Score: 1/5

Bad.Odysseus is a liar. He lies to his wife, he lies constantly. he is weak and a coward. stinky ugly bastard man..Score: 1/5

BoringThis book is boring.Score: 1/5

AwesomeHappyhappyhappyhappyhappy.Score: 5/5

Pathetic.Watered down beyond recognition, and why does it rhyme? Doesn't deserve to exist lol.Score: 1/5

AwesomeI'm in 7th grade and when I was in 5th they took me to a field trip to watch the odyssey as a musical it was awesome so I got thr book and said this is great! It gave me a little more details.Score: 5/5

Loved itAmazing book i loved it & I'm 6th grade.Score: 4/5

AmazingI read the whole book in 3 days I did not put my book down!.Score: 5/5

Use SparkNotes to EnjoyI'm glad I read it, but don't be fooled that you can read this translation without some type of Spark/CliffNotes..Score: 4/5

It's alright.I enjoyed reading this book. But I prefer the translation by Robert Fagels..Score: 4/5

Cool but longI loved it it's great for ages 12 and up only thing is that the intro is more than 100 pages and it's too long otherwise it's a great book! .Score: 4/5

The best of Homer's Epic PoemsA very good read for those literate enough to decipher different dialects and formats of writing. 5 out of 5 for sure..Score: 5/5

SchoolI had to red it for school in6th grade.Score: 5/5

Good bookInteresting read.Score: 4/5

Love itBest Greek myth book ever. I also recommend Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan..Score: 5/5

Good bookGood book.Score: 5/5

Ok..I love this book and am sick of people saying its boring, however I did not enjoy the translation or the commentary..Score: 3/5

Love it!!!I love this book I've read it over and over and loved ever word..Score: 5/5

What?!Who translated this! I need the Stanley lombardo translation!.Score: 3/5

Great if read onceI've read the Odyssey 3 times (2 times for school) and I'm not even 17. In my opinion, only read it once and you'll be okay. Also don't get this free one, buy a real version without commentary..Score: 4/5

Amazing!I was unaware there was a 1000 page version of this i have only read the 300 page version, about a thousand times!.Score: 5/5

Eh not greatBoo boo.Score: 1/5

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Mind BogglesSo, you get a free book... a classic, and your 'review' is that the pictures aren't good enough. You may want to go the Dr Suess section..Score: 4/5

I know it's a classic but...The pictures were rubbish..Score: 2/5

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Book Name:
The Odyssey
Book Language:
English
Book Category:
Books, Fiction & Literature
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Book ID:
395540967
Book Release Date:
2010-04-01
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