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The Odyssey: (The Stephen Mitchell Translation)
By Homer and Stephen Mitchell (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Atria Books
Publication date October 1, 2013
Pages 375
Binding Hardcover
Edition Italian edition
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781451674170
ISBN-10 1451674171
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.75 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.65 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $35.00
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A brilliant new version of the Odyssey from one of the most accomplished translators of our time.

“Sing to me, Muse . . .”

It has been said that a myth is a story about the way things never were but always are. The Odyssey is the original hero’s journey, an epic voyage into the unknown, and has inspired other creative work for millennia—from ancient poetry to contemporary fiction and films. With its consummately modern hero, full of guile and wit, always prepared to reinvent himself in order to realize his heart’s desire—to return to home and family after ten years of war—the Odyssey now speaks to us again across 2,600 years.

In words of great poetic power, Stephen Mitchell’s translation brings Odysseus and his adventures vividly to life as never before. Full of imagination and light, beauty and humor, this Odyssey carries you along in a fast stream of action and imagery. One-eyed maneating giants; irresistibly seductive sirens; shipwrecks and narrow escapes; princesses and monsters; ghosts sipping blood at the Underworld’s portal, desperate for a chance to speak to the living; and the final destruction of all Odysseus’s enemies in the banquet hall—these stories are still spellbinding today. So, too, are the intimate moments of storytelling by the fire, of homecoming and reunion, fidelity and love—all of greater value to Odysseus, and to us, than the promise of immortality.

Just as Mitchell “re-energised the Iliad for a new generation” (The Sunday Telegraph), his Odyssey is the noblest, clearest, and most captivating rendition of one of the defining masterpieces of Western literature. Mitchell’s muscular language keeps the diction close to spoken English, yet its rhythms re-create the oceanic surge of the ancient Greek.

The first translation to benefit from modern advances in textual scholarship, Mitchell’s Odyssey also includes an illuminating introductory essay that opens the epic still further to our understanding and appreciation and textual notes that will benefit all readers. Beautiful, musical, accurate, and alive, this new Odyssey is a story for our time as well as for the ages.

Editions
Hardcover
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from Collectors Library (October 4, 2016)
9781909621459 | details & prices | 408 pages | List price $12.99
This edition also contains The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey
About: Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles.
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Italian edition edition from Atria Books (October 1, 2013); titled "The Odyssey: (The Stephen Mitchell Translation)"
9781451674170 | details & prices | 375 pages | 6.75 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $35.00
About: A brilliant new version of the Odyssey from one of the most accomplished translators of our time.
from Gardners Books (December 12, 2012)
Paperback
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from Createspace Independent Pub (April 23, 2016)
9781532870385 | details & prices | 364 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.82 in. | 1.37 lbs | List price $21.99
This edition also contains The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey
About: This ancient Greek epic poem centers on the hero Odysseus (or Ulysses, as he was known in Roman myths) and his long journey home following the fall of Troy.
from Createspace Independent Pub (January 15, 2016)
9781523409358 | details & prices | 378 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.95 in. | List price $15.99
This edition also contains The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey
About: The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer.
from Createspace Independent Pub (December 7, 2015)
9781519705846 | details & prices | 288 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.65 in. | List price $12.99
This edition also contains The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey
About: This ancient Greek epic poem centers on the hero Odysseus (or Ulysses, as he was known in Roman myths) and his long journey home following the fall of Troy.
from Createspace Independent Pub (November 23, 2015)
9781519416513 | details & prices | 288 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.65 in. | List price $13.99
This edition also contains The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey
About: This ancient Greek epic poem centers on the hero Odysseus (or Ulysses, as he was known in Roman myths) and his long journey home following the fall of Troy.
from Createspace Independent Pub (November 23, 2015)
9781519428431 | details & prices | 288 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.65 in. | List price $14.99
This edition also contains The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey
About: This ancient Greek epic poem centers on the hero Odysseus (or Ulysses, as he was known in Roman myths) and his long journey home following the fall of Troy.
from Createspace Independent Pub (November 16, 2015)
9781519324252 | details & prices | 288 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.65 in. | List price $14.99
This edition also contains The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey
About: Description Notice: This Book is published by Historical Books Limited (www.
from Createspace Independent Pub (November 16, 2015)
9781519332219 | details & prices | 314 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.71 in. | List price $16.99
This edition also contains The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey
About: Description Notice: This Book is published by Historical Books Limited (www.
from Createspace Independent Pub (November 12, 2015)
9781519238610 | details & prices | 288 pages | 8.50 × 11.00 × 0.65 in. | List price $14.99
This edition also contains The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey
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from Createspace Independent Pub (November 8, 2015)
9781519174949 | details & prices | 222 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | List price $11.99
This edition also contains The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey
About: The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer.
With Samuel Butler (other contributor) | from Canterbury Classics (October 13, 2015); titled "Odyssey"
9781626864689 | details & prices | 279 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $14.99
This edition also contains The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey
About: The epic story of Odysseus’ journey home.
from Createspace Independent Pub (April 30, 2015)
9781511984331 | details & prices | 160 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $7.49
This edition also contains The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey
About: Tell me, O Muse, of that ingenious hero who travelled far and wide after he had sacked the famous town of Troy.
from Createspace Independent Pub (October 3, 2014)
9781502591814 | details & prices | 258 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $12.55
This edition also contains The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey
About: The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer.
from Createspace Independent Pub (May 9, 2014)
9781499512427 | details & prices | 194 pages | 8.25 × 10.50 × 0.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $7.99
This edition also contains The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey
About: The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to the poet Homer.
from Createspace Independent Pub (February 3, 2014)
9781495420290 | details & prices | 184 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.42 in. | 0.74 lbs | List price $8.99
This edition also contains The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey
About: Alongside The Iliad, Homer's The Odyssey is a shining example of an epic poem in fine form; one of the landmarks of classic literature, it is a fascinating story recounting the adventures of Odysseus on his long-delayed return to Ithaca following the Trojan War.
from Createspace Independent Pub (May 12, 2013)
9781484950555 | details & prices | 362 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.82 in. | List price $11.00
This edition also contains The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey
About: The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer.
CD/Spoken Word
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Mp3 una edition from Dreamscape Media Llc (August 19, 2016); titled "Odyssey"
9781520017648 | details & prices | 6.04 × 5.04 × 1.13 in. | List price $29.99
This edition also contains The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey
About: The Odyssey is an epic poem, written by the ancient Greek Philosopher Homer, and is considered to be the second oldest piece of western literature still in existence.
Unabridged edition from Dreamscape Media Llc (August 19, 2016); titled "Odyssey"
9781520017600 | details & prices | 6.04 × 5.04 × 1.13 in. | List price $39.99
This edition also contains The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey, The Odyssey
About: The Odyssey is an epic poem, written by the ancient Greek Philosopher Homer, and is considered to be the second oldest piece of western literature still in existence.

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