The Odyssey

Author: Homer
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141965509
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The epic tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan War forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature. Confronted by natural and supernatural threats - shipwrecks, battles, monsters and the implacable enmityof the sea-god Poseidon - Odysseus must test his bravery and native cunning to the full if he is to reach his homeland safely and overcome the obstacles that, even there, await him. This edition is a revised translation by D. C. H. Rieu of the translation done by his father, E. V. Rieu, in the first Penguin Classic to be published. Contains a preface by D. C. H. Rieu and an introduction by Peter Jones. Also includes a map, explanatory footnotes, a combined glossary and index, as well as suggestions for further reading of acclaimed criticisms and references.

The Odyssey

Author: Homer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140268867
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A new translation of the epic poem retells the story of Odysseus's ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War

Die verlorenen B cher der Odyssee

Author: Zachary Mason
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518777408
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Es könnte auch alles ganz anders gewesen sein: Odysseus entscheidet sich gegen den Bau des Trojanischen Pferdes; Polyphem, der bösartige Zyklop, ist ein sanftmütiger Riese; Penelope, des Wartens müde, hat längst einen anderen geheiratet oder aber: Als der Held endlich im heimatlichen Ithaka angekommen ist, langweilt er sich bald so sehr, daß er erneut die Segel hißt ... In seinem hochgelobten Debütroman erfindet Zachary Mason Homers Epos vom listenreichen Odysseus und seinen Irrfahrten ganz neu. Spielerisch packt Mason den Klassiker, stellt ihn auf den Kopf und präsentiert einen frischen, zeitgenössischen Roman über die Reise eines Mannes zu sich selbst. Und schafft dabei mit leichter Hand die Illusion, daß dieses Buch der verlorengegangene Urtext von Homers Meisterwerk sein könnte. Mason ist ein wunderbar amüsantes, kluges und wagemutiges Buch gelungen, das den postmodernen Erzählungen von Jorge Luis Borges und Italo Calvino in nichts nachsteht.

Iliad and Odyssey Boxed Set

Author: Robert Fagles
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780147712554
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This beautiful gift set of Robert Fagles' award-winning translations of Homer brings the energy of contemporary language to these enduring heroic epics.

Maigret und der Samstagsklient

Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG
ISBN: 3257605595
Format: PDF
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Der Mann mit dem Spitznamen »Samstagsklient« hat es wahrlich nicht leicht. Es ist verdammt schwierig, die Situation, in der er lebt, einem Fremden wie dem Kommissar zu schildern. Das mag mit ein Grund sein, weshalb er nicht im Kommissariat Hilfe sucht, sondern bei Maigret zu Hause. Hier macht er dem Kommissar mit großer Dringlichkeit klar, dass er zwar nicht verrückt, aber dennoch drauf und dran sei, seine Frau umzubringen, und das der Ordnung halber nur schon mal ankündigen wolle. Und das ist doch genau das, was ein Polizeikommissar an einem Samstagabend hören will, oder?"

The Aeneid

Author: Virgil
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101201541
Format: PDF
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From the award-winning translator of The Iliad and The Odyssey comes a brilliant new translation of Virgil's great epic Fleeing the ashes of Troy, Aeneas, Achilles’ mighty foe in the Iliad, begins an incredible journey to fulfill his destiny as the founder of Rome. His voyage will take him through stormy seas, entangle him in a tragic love affair, and lure him into the world of the dead itself--all the way tormented by the vengeful Juno, Queen of the Gods. Ultimately, he reaches the promised land of Italy where, after bloody battles and with high hopes, he founds what will become the Roman empire. An unsparing portrait of a man caught between love, duty, and fate, the Aeneid redefines passion, nobility, and courage for our times. Robert Fagles, whose acclaimed translations of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey were welcomed as major publishing events, brings the Aeneid to a new generation of readers, retaining all of the gravitas and humanity of the original Latin as well as its powerful blend of poetry and myth. Featuring an illuminating introduction to Virgil’s world by esteemed scholar Bernard Knox, this volume lends a vibrant new voice to one of the seminal literary achievements of the ancient world. 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.

The Iliad

Author: Homer
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141920432
Format: PDF, Mobi
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One of the foremost achievements in Western literature, Homer's Iliad tells the story of the darkest episode in the Trojan War. At its centre is Achilles, the greatest warrior-champion of the Greeks, and his refusal to fight after being humiliated by his leader Agamemnon. But when the Trojan Hector kills Achilles' close friend Patroclus, he storms back into battle to take revenge - although knowing this will ensure his own early death. Interwoven with this tragic sequence of events are powerfully moving descriptions of the ebb and flow of battle, of the domestic world inside Troy's besieged city of Ilium, and of the conflicts between the Gods on Olympus as they argue over the fate of mortals.