The next elegant edition in the Knickerbocker Classic series, The Iliad and the Odyssey is unabridged and complete.
The Iliad is the epic poem that tells the ten-year story of the siege of Troy by the Greeks. Its sequel, The Odyssey, describes the journey that the triumphant Greek leader, Odysseus, takes back to Greece following the fall of Troy. Together, they are among the oldest pieces of literature in the Western world and have given rise to many modern ideas.
For Homer fans worldwide, this stunning gift edition has a cloth binding, ribbon marker, and is packaged neatly in an elegant slipcase. Featuring a new introduction and the classic translation by Samuel Butler (1835-1902), this volume of The Iliad and the Odyssey is an indispensible classic for every home library.
Not much is known about Homer, who was considered by the ancient Greeks to be the greatest epic poet for his works, The Iliad and The Odyssey, two poems that have had a lasting influence on Western literature.
Andrew Lynn teaches literature and writing at Barnard College. He is currently at work on a book about musical listening, silent reading, and the nineteenth-century novel.