The Odyssey by Homer [ILLUSTRATED U.K. HARDCOVER] 1978

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The Odyssey by Homer with illustrations by Joan Kiddell Monroe

ILLUSTRATED U.K. HARDCOVER EDITION [1952] OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 

8th printing from 1978 of this illustrated edition with full page color illustrations throughout. 

Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition. 

Book is near pristine w/ minor wear to dust jacket, while book itself looks good as new.  *Smells a tad musty.  *Name and date of orig. owner written on front endpaper.

If the Iliad is the world's greatest war epic, then the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey though life. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces, during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War, is at once a timeless human story and an individual test of moral endurance.