The Odyssey: The Fitzgerald Translation

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(From Amazon): Robert Fitzgerald's is the best and best-loved modern translation of The Odyssey, and the only one admired in its own right as a great poem in English. 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.

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In Print
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Farrar, Straus and Giroux


  • The Poem of Odysseus by D.S. Carne-Ross
  • Map of Homer's World
  • 1 A Goddess Intervenes
  • 2 A Hero's Son Awakens
  • 3 The Lord of the Western Approaches
  • 4 The Red-haired King and His Lady
  • 5 Sweet Nymph and Open Sea
  • 6 The Princess at the River
  • 7 Gardens and Firelight
  • 8 The Songs of the Harper
  • 9 New Coasts and Poseidon's Son
  • 10 The Grace of the Witch
  • 11 A Gathering of Shades
  • 12 Sea Perils and Defeat
  • 13 One More Strange Island
  • 14 Hospitality in the Forest
  • 15 How They Came to Ithaka
  • 16 Father adn Son
  • 17 The Beggar at the Manor
  • 18 Blows and a Queen's Beauty
  • 19 Recognitions and a Dream
  • 20 Signs and a Vision
  • 21 The Test of the Bow
  • 22 Death in the Great Hall
  • 23 The Trunk of the Olive Tree
  • 24 Warriors, Farewell
  • A Note on the Text
  • Postscript by Robert Fitzgerald
  • Critical Writing on The Odyssey and Homeric Poetry
  • Notes and Glossary

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