Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, (1979). illustrated by W. T. Mars. Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania 1979. Leatherette, 22 kt. gold accents and lettering. The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other Homeric epic. The Odyssey is a fundamental work in the modern Western canon, being the oldest extant piece of Western literature, second to the Iliad Scholars believe the Odyssey was composed near the end of the 8th century BC, somewhere in Ionia, the Greek coastal region of Anatolia.(wiki)
The poem mainly focuses on the Greek hero Odysseus (known as Ulysses in Roman myth), king of Ithaca, and his journey home after the fall of Troy.
Translated by Robert Fitzgerald, Near Mint, / No DJ as issued. Item #939
Franklin Library, Franklin Center, Pennsylvania 1979. The Franklin Library, 1979. Near Mint, Leatherette, 22 kt. gold accents and lettering, printed with acid neutral pages that are thread sewn, not glued together, gold gilded page edges to further protect the pages, raised spine bands that give each volume that distinctive antique look, decorated end papers. No DJ as issued. Franklin Library Books stopped printing these in 2000, they are no longer in print These are beautiful books and make great gifts.