|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