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The Odyssey

Author: Homer
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141965509
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The epic tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan War forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature. Confronted by natural and supernatural threats - shipwrecks, battles, monsters and the implacable enmityof the sea-god Poseidon - Odysseus must test his bravery and native cunning to the full if he is to reach his homeland safely and overcome the obstacles that, even there, await him. This edition is a revised translation by D. C. H. Rieu of the translation done by his father, E. V. Rieu, in the first Penguin Classic to be published. Contains a preface by D. C. H. Rieu and an introduction by Peter Jones. Also includes a map, explanatory footnotes, a combined glossary and index, as well as suggestions for further reading of acclaimed criticisms and references.

The Odyssey

Author: Homer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140268867
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A new translation of the epic poem retells the story of Odysseus's ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War

Odyssee

Author: Jack McDevitt
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783404243693
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Sie besuchen die Erde schon seit Äonen. Lange Zeit tat man sie als Hirngespinst von Wichtigtuern ab. Manche nennen sie UFOs, andere Wetterballons und wieder andere halten sie für Besucher von einer fremden Welt.Im 23. Jahrhundert hat man einen anderen Namen für die mysteriösen Lichter am Himmel: Moonrider. Und plötzlich geschieht das bislang Undenkbare: Die Moonrider werden aggressiv. Die Menschheit gerät in Zugzwang. Gregory McAlister begibt sich auf eine gefährliche Odyssee. Sein Ziel: das Geheimnis der Moonrider zu ergründen. Ein Geheimnis, das noch weit gefährlicher ist als angenommen ...

Iliad And Odyssey Boxed Set

Author: Robert Fagles
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780147712554
Size: 66.63 MB
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This beautiful gift set of Robert Fagles' award-winning translations of Homer brings the energy of contemporary language to these enduring heroic epics.

Collins Classics The Odyssey

Author: Homer
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007420099
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Literature's grandest evocation of life's journey, at once an ageless human story and an individual test of moral endurance, Homer's ancient Greek epic The Odyssey is translated by Robert Fagles with an introduction and notes by Bernard Knox in Penguin Classics. When Robert Fagles' translation of The Iliad was published in 1990, critics and scholars alike hailed it as a masterpiece. Here, one of the great modern translators presents us with The Odyssey, Homer's best-loved poem, recounting Odysseus' wanderings after the Trojan War. With wit and wile, the 'man of twists and turns' meets the challenges of the sea-god Poseidon, and monsters ranging from the many-headed Scylla to the cannibalistic Cyclops Polyphemus - only to return after twenty years to a home besieged by his wife Penelope's suitors. In the myths and legends retold in this immortal poem, Fagles has captured the energy of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom. Seven greek cities claim the honour of being the birthplace of Homer (c. 8th-7th century BC), the poet to whom the composition of the Iliad and Odyssey are attributed. The Iliad is the oldest surviving work of Western literature, but the identity - or even the existence - of Homer himself is a complete mystery, with no reliable biographical information having survived. If you enjoyed The Odyssey, you might like Robert Fagles' translation of The Iliad, also available in Penguin Classics. 'Wonderfully readable ... Just the right blend of roughness and sophistication' Ted Hughes 'A memorable achievement ... Mr Fagles has been remarkably successful in finding a style that is of our time and yet timeless' Richard Jenkyns, The New York Times Book Review 'His translation of The Odyssey is his best work yet' Garry Wills, New Yorker

Maigret Und Der Samstagsklient

Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257605595
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Der Mann mit dem Spitznamen »Samstagsklient« hat es wahrlich nicht leicht. Es ist verdammt schwierig, die Situation, in der er lebt, einem Fremden wie dem Kommissar zu schildern. Das mag mit ein Grund sein, weshalb er nicht im Kommissariat Hilfe sucht, sondern bei Maigret zu Hause. Hier macht er dem Kommissar mit großer Dringlichkeit klar, dass er zwar nicht verrückt, aber dennoch drauf und dran sei, seine Frau umzubringen, und das der Ordnung halber nur schon mal ankündigen wolle. Und das ist doch genau das, was ein Polizeikommissar an einem Samstagabend hören will, oder?"