The Odyssey
The Odyssey
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The Odyssey

Written by Homer
Published by Penguin Group
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By its evocation of a real or imaged heroic age, its contrasts of character and its variety of adventure, above all by its sheer narrative power, the Odyssey has won and preserved its place among the greatest tales in the world. It tells of Odysseus’ adventurous wanderings as he returns from the long war at Troy to his home in the Greek island of Ithaca, where his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus have been waiting for him for twenty years. He meets a one-eyed giant, Polyphemus the Cyclops; he visits the underworld; he faces the terrible monsters Scylla and Charybdis; he extricates himself from the charms of Circe and Calypso. After these and numerous other legendary encounters he finally reaches home, where, disguised as a beggar, he begins to plan revenge on the suitors who have for years been besieging Penelope and feasting on his own meat and wine with insolent impunity.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780140268867
    Publication Date
    November 1, 1997
    Page Count
    560
    Words Per Page
    215
    Audience
    Adult
    Reading Age
    18 - 99+ years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    96017280
    WorldCat Number (OCLC)
    39216721
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0140268863
    Lexile® Level
    1050L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~Y
    ATOS® Book Level
    10.3
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    24
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    5993
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    UG

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