The Iliad: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

The Iliad: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Paperback)

By Homer , Robert Fagles , Bernard Knox 
R 938
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Publisher: Penguin Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0140275363
EAN: 9780140275360
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 704
Publish Date: 1998-11-01
Binding: Paperback
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The great war epic of Western literature, translated by acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles, and featured in the Netflix series The OA

Dating to the ninth century B.C., Homer's timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to the wrenching, tragic conclusion of the Trojan War. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox observes in his superb introduction that although the violence of the Iliad is grim and relentless, it coexists with both images of civilized life and a poignant yearning for peace.

Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic. He maintains the drive and metric music of Homer's poetry, and evokes the impact and nuance of the Iliad's mesmerizing repeated phrases in what Peter Levi calls "an astonishing performance."

This Penguin Classics Deluxe edition also features French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Specification

Title: The Iliad: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
Author: Homer , Robert Fagles , Bernard Knox
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 0140275363
EAN: 9780140275360
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 704
Publish Date: 1998-11-01
Binding: Paperback

The Iliad: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Review

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Defective, not replaced 10 days after complaint Rating of 1 out of 5 Rating of 1 out of 5 Rating of 1 out of 5 Rating of 1 out of 5 Rating of 1 out of 5
By Sukhaloka Mukherjee, 2012-12-31 12:22:12.0

This beautiful and lucid verse translation of "The Iliad" by Fagles is considered the authoritative translation by some of the world's best universities. I was overjoyed to find that Penguin has made it available at such a low price. However, buying this from Infibeam.com seems to be the worst decision I have ever taken. This is because: 1. The book arrived with pen marks on the very first page! 2. The book was cracked and scratched on the spine and every possible corner. 3. After 2 phone calls and 2 emails over 6 days, no attempt has been made to replace the book. 4. I had asked for the replacement of 2 books, out of which "The Iliad" had pen marks and the other did not. The replacement authorization for the other book says that it has pen marks, while no one has yet responded to my request to replace "The Iliad". 5. I received these books on Dec 22 and have filed constant complaints since Dec 23, including pictures of each defect. No one seems to be listening. I have been a regular customer of infibeam.com for a year, and have never faced something like this before. I must say that it makes me want to pay MRP and just buy books from retail stores again.

One of the first translation Rating of 5 out of 5 Rating of 5 out of 5 Rating of 5 out of 5 Rating of 5 out of 5 Rating of 5 out of 5
By Avinandan, 2012-11-05 15:41:16.0

This is one of the very first translations into the English language, done by one of the legends of English literature: George Chapman, who spent almost his entire life devoted to Homer. While the translation is not easily comprehensible, because it is in 16th century English, it is nevertheless a classic worth possessing for all connoisseurs of epic poetry.

Historical Rating of 5 out of 5 Rating of 5 out of 5 Rating of 5 out of 5 Rating of 5 out of 5 Rating of 5 out of 5
By Srihari, 2012-05-13 09:47:49.0

Greatest, Cheapest edition from Wordsworth Classics. Provides for interesting reading engaging the readers with the language and paper quality. Thanks to Infibeam for making it happen.

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