* Beautifully illustrated with atmospheric paintings by renowned artists, The Odyssey is an epic poem that centers on the Greek hero Odysseus and his journey home after the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten-year Trojan War. In his absence, it is assumed he has died, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors who compete for Penelope’s hand in marriage.
* Just as accessible and enjoyable for today’s readers as it would have been when first published, this is one of the great works of word literature and continues to be widely read.
* This meticulous digital edition from Heritage Illustrated Publishing is a faithful reproduction of the original text and is enhanced with images of classic works of art carefully selected by our team of professional editors.