The Odyssey of Homer- Homer, Alexander Pope - 1978 The Easton Press vintage leather HB

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Condition: Acceptable condition for a used book! Some wear. Blue leather with gilt design, lettering and page edges. A stunning book for any collection. Beautiful illustrations by John Flaxman. See images for the condition of this book. English translation by Alexander Pope. 

Blurb:   If the Iliad is the world's greatest war epic, then the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey though life. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces, during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War, is at once a timeless human story and an individual test of moral endurance.

In the myths and legends that are retold here, Palmer has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom, and given us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery.