The Odyssey: (the Stephen Mitchell Translation) by Homer

The Odyssey: (the Stephen Mitchell Translation)

Homer with Stephen Mitchell (Translator)

375 pages first pub -800 (editions)

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From Stephen Mitchell, the renowned translator whose Iliad was named one of The New Yorker's Favorite Books of 2011, comes a vivid new translation of the Odyssey, complete with textual notes and an illuminating introductory essay. The hardcover pu...

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Moods

adventurous 94%
challenging 40%
tense 23%
emotional 22%
dark 20%
reflective 17%
informative 13%
inspiring 13%
mysterious 12%
funny 8%
hopeful 8%
sad 7%
lighthearted 2%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 49%
medium 41%
fast 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 42% | Plot: 41% | Character: 15%

Strong character development?

No: 44% | Yes: 28% | It's complicated: 25% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 39% | No: 35% | Yes: 24% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 59% | Yes: 19% | It's complicated: 14% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 54% | No: 22% | It's complicated: 20% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.69

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