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The Odyssey

(Vigo Popular Classics)

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The Trojan War is over but Odysseus' 10-year journey home is fraught with danger. Along the way he encounters a six-headed monster, giant cannibals and the evil Sirens. Meanwhile his loyal wife Penelope fears the worst...

From Publishers Weekly

Sep 06, 2010 – One of the oldest and most often retold literary classics is faithfully recreated in watercolors and pastels. Hinds, who has previously adapted Beowulf and several Shakespeare plays in comics format, uses different translations as a basis for his adaptation, trimming the text but keeping all the events of Odysseus' journey home from the Trojan War. The adaptation is most impressive in its ability to convey the despair, anguish, and joy of the characters in a sudden, striking way that text alone can't, pulling these familiar figures out from a thousands–year-old story and presenting the reader with human faces. Hinds's watercolor landscapes of the Greek coast, islands, and mountains are another strong point. But seeing the characters as they exchange archaic dialogue emphasizes its stilted and unnatural quality. And in some sections, particularly in early exposition, the text is so plentiful it crowds out the art. Still, Hinds has created a work that both honors the epic's long tradition and helps readers see these characters in a new light. Ages 12–up.
The Odyssey
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Classics
  • Published: Dec 21, 2011
  • Publisher: Vigo Classics
  • Seller: Vigo Books
  • Print Length: 482 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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