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The Adventures of Ulysses

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Paperback, 132 pages
Published October 9th 2007 by Brownell Press (first published January 1st 1902)
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Perry Whitford
A shortened version of The Odyssey intended for children, edited and recast by early 19th century educator Charles Lamb. Only the journey of Ulysses himself is included, the concurrent story of Telemachus's search for his father completely omitted, with brevity further achieved by 'avoiding the prolixity which marks the speeches and the descriptions in Homer.'(!?)

As such, all the episodes are retold in bright and breezy fashion, with some, such as the stay in the land of the Lotus-eaters and the
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Sylvester
Obviously missing out on a lot of the beautiful language and epic feel of the original, nonetheless enjoyable. I dearly love the character of Ulysses - the strong man who lives more by his wits than by his biceps - even though they are poppin'! There's a picaresque quality to his adventures that I find appealing everytime.
Hope
Jan 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Lamb includes the main details of Homer's Odyssey, but skips the first third of Homer's poem and gets right to Ulysses' adventures.

I liked Lamb for his beautiful language and for daring to make moral judgments, calling the greedy sailors "covetous wretches" and the Cyclops a "cannibal." When Ulysses' men eat oxen reserved for the gods, Lamb describes the feast a "rash and sacrilegious banquet." He gives details about Ulysses' descent into hell and of the horrible punishments being suffered ther
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Marts  (Thinker)
Apr 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Chronicling elements of Homer's Odyssey, 'the Adventures of Ulysses' follows events during Ulysses's return to Ithaca...
Carol
Apr 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is the version of The Odyssey that James Joyce supposedly use to write Ulysses. A great short version of the epic tale.
Eloise Sunshine
Lihtsasti loetav lühikokkuvõte Odüsseuse piinarikastest seiklustest 20 aasta jooksul, üritades pöörduda tagasi koju pärast Trooja sõda...
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Charles Lamb was an English essayist with Welsh heritage, best known for his "Essays of Elia" and for the children's book "Tales from Shakespeare", which he produced along with his sister, Mary Lamb (1764–1847).

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