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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 7, 2014
Pages 375
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781451674187
ISBN-10 145167418X
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 1.06 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From Stephen Mitchell, the renowned translator whose Iliad was named one of The New Yorker’s Favorite Books of 2011, comes a vivid new translation of the Odyssey, complete with textual notes and an illuminating introductory essay.

The hardcover publication of the Odyssey received glowing reviews: The New York Times praised “Mitchell’s fresh, elegant diction and the care he lavishes on meter, [which] brought me closer to the transfigurative experience Keats describes on reading Chapman’s Homer”; Booklist, in a starred review, said that “Mitchell retells the first, still greatest adventure story in Western literature with clarity, sweep, and force”; and John Banville, author of The Sea, called this translation “a masterpiece.”

The Odyssey is the original hero’s journey, an epic voyage into the unknown, and has inspired other creative work for millennia. 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 his 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, this translation brings Odysseus and his adventures to life as never before. Stephen Mitchell’s language keeps the diction close to spoken English, yet its rhythms recreate the oceanic surge of the ancient Greek. Full of imagination and light, beauty and humor, this Odyssey carries you along in a fast stream of action and imagery. 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.

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.
from Gardners Books (December 12, 2012)
9781435137738 | details & prices | 328 pages | List price $13.50
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: Handsomely produced in hardcover at a very affordable price, Barnes & Noble Signature Editions have been carefully edited and reset in a modern design for greater readability.
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
About: Description Notice: This Book is published by Historical Books Limited (www.
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.
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Atria Books (October 7, 2014); titled "The Odyssey: (The Stephen Mitchell Translation)"
9781451674187 | details & prices | 375 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.06 lbs | List price $17.00
About: From Stephen Mitchell, the renowned translator whose Iliad was named one of The New Yorker’s Favorite Books of 2011, comes a vivid new translation of the Odyssey, complete with textual notes and an illuminating introductory essay.
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.
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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