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CliffsNotes on Homer's the Odyssey

ISBN-10: 0764585991
ISBN-13: 9780764585999
Edition: 2000
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Book details

List price: $5.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 5/22/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Odyssey, you follow along on Homer's grand adventure. This epic poem unfurls the story of Odysseus' triumph over Troy and arduous journey home to reclaim his kingdom. At 2,500 years old, it is one of the finest books ever written; as poetry, it sets the standard for comparison; and it serves as one of the foundations of the Western world's cultural heritage. This study guide carries you along on Odysseus' journey by providing summaries and critical analyses of each book. You'll also explore the life and background of the epic, Homer, and gain insight into the Homeric Question. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays on the literary devices and major symbols of The Odyssey A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure - you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Stanley P. Baldwin received his M.A. in English from the University of Kentucky. He is a writer and teacher living in Nebraska.

Life and Background of the Author
Introduction to The Odyssey
Critical Commentaries
Athena Inspires the Prince
Telemachus Sets Sail
King Nestor Remembers
The King and Queen of Sparta
Odysseus-Nymph and Shipwreck
The Princess and the Stranger; Phaeacia's Halls and Gardens; A Day for Songs and Contests
In the One-Eyed Giant's Cave
The Bewitching Queen of Aeaea
The Kingdom of the Dead
The Cattle of the Sun
Ithaca at Last; The Loyal Swineherd
The Prince Sets Sail for Home; Father and Son
Stranger at the Gate
The Beggar-King at Ithaca
Penelope and Her Guest
Portents Gather
Odysseus Strings His Bow
Slaughter in the Hall
The Great Rooted Bed
Peace
Character Analyses
Critical Essays
CliffsNotes Review
CliffsNotes Resource Center
Index

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