The Odyssey (Signature Editions) (Paperback)

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The Odyssey (Signature Editions) (Paperback)


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This deluxe hardback edition presents The Odyssey, one of the most enduring classics of western civilization, with luxurious silver embossing and gilded page edges.

This ancient epic poem tells the story of Odysseus and his eventful voyage home after the Trojan War. This edition uses Alexander Pope's classic 1726 translation which perfectly captures the lyricism of this epic poem. Featured alongside the text are wonderful illustrations derived from John Flaxman's neoclassical designs, as well as a useful introduction and commentary by George Davidson which allows you to easily follow the action.

With gilded page-edges, silver embossed cover design and beautifully designed endpapers, this elegant and timeless hardback edition makes a wonderful collector's item or gift.

ABOUT THE SERIES: Arcturus Gilded Classics presents luxury gift editions of classic works, featuring hardcover Wibalin binding, foil-embossed cover designs, beautifully designed end-papers and gilded page edges. These make perfectible collectibles for bibliophiles and lovers of classic literature.
Homer is reputed to be the author of both the Odyssey and its prequel, the Iliad. Although no biographical details have been discovered, he is believed to have been an historical figure whose poems were transmitted in song, following the Ancient Greek oral tradition. Alexander Pope was one of the greatest English poets of the 18th century. His translation of the Odyssey remains a classic interpretation of this masterpiece. George Davidson studied languages and linguistics at the universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Strasbourg, and is a graduate of Edinburgh University. A former senior editor with Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd, he is now a freelance compiler and editor of dictionaries and other reference books. He is an Elder of the Church of Scotland, and lives in Edinburgh.
Product Details ISBN: 9781435171756
ISBN-10: 1435171756
Publisher: Union Square & Co.
Publication Date: September 13th, 2022
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Signature Editions