Homer’s Odyssey [Folio Society]


The essential classical text presented in the renowned Robert Fagles translation.

This is a new book, still in publishers plastic wrap.

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Robert Fagles’s magnificent translation, described by Peter Levi as ‘an astonishing performance’, sings with drama and effortlessly conveys the texture and atmosphere of Homer’s original poetry. With Bernard Knox’s introduction discussing the history, the language and the nature of Odysseus as a hero, and Grahame Baker-Smith’s stirring images – dolphins leaping in a green sea while Zeus watches on, ready to throw his lightning bolt – this is a joyous edition of a well-loved text.

***This is a new book, still in publishers plastic wrap

  • Introduction and notes by Bernard Knox
  • Quarter-bound in buckram, with cloth sides printed with a design by the artist
  • Set in Monotype Centaur
  • 592 pages
  • Frontispiece and 8 colour illustrations
  • Printed map endpapers
  • 10″ x 6¾”