The Odyssey

The Fitzgerald Translation

Homer; Translated by Robert Fitzgerald; Introduction by D. S. Carne-Ross; Read by Dan Stevens

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The classic translation of The Odyssey, now in an unabridged audio edition.

Robert Fitzgerald's translation of Homer's Odyssey is the best and best-loved modern translation of the greatest of all epic poems. Since 1961, this Odyssey has sold more than two million copies, and it is the standard translation for three generations of students and poets. Macmillan Audio is delighted to publish a new audio edition of this classic work. Fitzgerald's supple verse is ideally suited to the story of Odysseus' long journey back to his wife and home after the Trojan War. Homer's tale of love, adventure, food and drink, sensual pleasure, and mortal danger reaches the English-language reader in all its glory.

Of the many translations published since World War II, only Fitzgerald's has won admiration as a great poem in English. The noted classicist D. S. Carne-Ross explains the many aspects of its artistry in his Introduction, written especially for this new edition.

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The Odyssey
BOOK IA GODDESS INTERVENESSing in me, Muse, and through me tell the story of that man skilled in all ways of contending, the wanderer, harried for years on end, after he plundered the stronghold on the proud height of Troy. 
He saw the townlandsand learned the minds of many distant men, and weathered many bitter nights and days in his deep heart at sea, while he fought only to save his life, to bring his shipmates home. But not by will nor valor could he save them, for their own recklessness destroyed them all--children and fools, they killed and feasted on the cattle of

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"A masterpiece . . . An Odyssey worthy of the original."—William Arrowsmith, The Nation

"Here there is no anxious straining after mighty effects, but rather a constant readiness for what the occasion demands, a kind of Odyssean adequacy to the task in hand."—Seamus Heaney

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Homer; Translated by Robert Fitzgerald; Introduction by D. S. Carne-Ross; Read by Dan Stevens

ROBERT FITZGERALD's versions of the Iliad, the Aeneid, and the Oedipus cycle of Sophocles (with Dudley Fitts) are also classics. At his death, in 1985, he was Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard.

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The Odyssey
The Fitzgerald Translation
Homer; Translated by Robert Fitzgerald; Introduction by D. S. Carne-Ross; Read by Dan Stevens

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
8/5/2014
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427229434
ISBN10: 1427229430
Audio Run Time: 14:00
$23.99

Unabridged Compact Disc

Unabridged  Compact Disc
Macmillan Audio
8/5/2014
Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9781427229427
ISBN10: 1427229422
Audio Run Time: 14:00
$39.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks
November 1998
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780374525743
ISBN10: 0374525749
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 528 pages
$14.00
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