Ex Libris Kirkland

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First Written 1906
Genre Fiction
Origin UK
My Copy supercheap paperback
First Read December 02, 2018

The Odyssey for Boys and Girls

This is a 1906 retelling of the Odyssey, a few pages of narration for each Book of the original poem. I read it out loud as bedtime stories for the kids, and Trudy especially was very into the actual adventure parts: cyclops and shipwrecks, sirens and so forth. But man, there's a lot of it that dragged. I had read a lot of the new Emily Wilson translation earlier this year, and it's a striking comparison.

Noted on December 6, 2018

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