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  • Paradise Lostby John Milton

    Lerner Publishing Group 2014; US$ 13.32

    John Milton's epic poem describes the fall of humankind and the war between heaven and hell. Satan and his fellow fallen angels want more power and decide to take their revenge on God's newest creation: humankind. more...

  • Beowulfby Anonymous

    Lerner Publishing Group 2015; US$ 13.32

    King Hrothgar of Denmark has a problem: his mead-hall has been invaded by a horrible beast, Grendel, that kills his men. The warrior Beowulf and his men come to the king's aid, but Grendel isn't the only challenge they face. more...

  • The Odysseyby Homer

    Lerner Publishing Group 2014; US$ 13.32

    Odysseus, the Trojan War hero, longs to return to his kingdom in Ithaca. But for ten years, Odysseus has struggled to overcome a host of challenges— including tumultuous storms and battles with great beasts — after angering the sea god, Poseidon. more...

  • Dante's Paradisoby Dante Alighieri; Gustave Doré

    Lerner Publishing Group 2015; US$ 13.32

    Paradiso is the final part of Italian poet Dante Alighieri's epic poem Divine Comedy and describes Dante's journey through heaven. Dante travels through the nine celestial spheres and experiences the blessings given to those who are faithful to God. more...

  • Dante's Purgatorioby Dante Alighieri; Gustave Doré

    Lerner Publishing Group 2015; US$ 13.32

    Purgatorio is the second part of Italian poet Dante Alighieri's epic poem Divine Comedy and describes Dante's climb up the Mount of Purgatory. Dante visits the seven terraces of Purgatory, where sinners are cleansing themselves in preparation for entering Paradise. more...

  • The Iliadby Homer

    Lerner Publishing Group 2014; US$ 13.32

    The Trojan War comes to its climactic end in this infamous Greek epic. With the gods of Mount Olympus intervening in the battle, legendary warriors fight to the death in the name of honor, love, and vengeance. more...

  • Colchaby Aaron Abeyta

    University Press of Colorado 2001; US$ 19.95

    Winner of a 2002 American Book Award Winner of the 2002 Colorado Book Award in Poetry " The natural voice at work in the poetry sings of one human life as if it were our own. I loved listening ." —Rita Kiefer, author of  Nesting Doll " This just may be one of the best books of poetry I have ever read. . . . This is the kind of writing... more...

  • Godsongby Amit Majmudar

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2018; US$ 24.00

    A fresh, strikingly immediate and elegant verse translation of the classic, with introduction and helpful guides to each section, by the rising American poet. Born in the United States into a secularized Hindu family, Amit Majmudar puzzled over the many religious traditions on offer, and found that the Bhagavad Gita had much to teach him with its... more...

  • The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Miltonby John Milton; William Kerrigan; John Rumrich; Stephen M. Fallon

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 3.49

    John Milton is, next to William Shakespeare, the most influential English poet, a writer whose work spans an incredible breadth of forms and subject matter. The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton celebrates this author’s genius in a thoughtfully assembled book that provides new modern-spelling versions of Milton’s texts, expert commentary,... more...

  • The Essential Odysseyby Homer; Stanley Lombardo; Sheila Murnaghan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 9.50

    This generous abridgment of Stanley Lombardo’s translation of the Odyssey offers more than half of the epic, including all of its best-known episodes and finest poetry, while providing concise summaries for omitted books and passages. more...