ALBION-MEEK, Peggy. ELLISON, William J.
Title: Great Adventurer. signed by author
Publisher:  Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, Toronto, 1957,
Seller ID: 112344
ALBION-MEEK, Peggy. The Great Adventurer. Introduction, Notes and Exercisesby William J. Ellison, M.A., Head of the English Department, Weston Colleg iate and Vocational School. Authorized in the Province of Saskatchewan. Toronto : The Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, (1957). Pp (4),v-viii,(2),1-154. Endpaper Maps. 8vo, decorated green paper covered boards (hardcover),black lettering to white labels to front board and spine. "The Great Adven turer is a fresh and lively narrative of the Trojan War, that conflict which was first recounted in the ancient Grecian mytns about the deeds of gods and heroes and men. Homer, the half-legendary poet ot the ninth century B.C., derived from these myths his vivid account, in The Iliad, of the long siege of Troy. In The Odyssey the poet told of the long wanderings of the Greek hero Odysseus in his attempt to reach home atter Troy had fallen. The Great Adventurer combines these stories in a single account. It follows Homersubstantially, apart from a number of details which the story-teller is en titled to follow her own fancy." (from the In troduction, p. v). Contents :1. Marriage of Helen and Menelaus. 2. Odysseus and Penelope. 3. Discoid Am ong the Gods. 4. The Fatal Decision of Paris. 5. Discord in Ithaca. 6. Odysseus Dishonours His Vow. 7. Disaster Pursues the Greeks. 8. Increasing Furyand Confusion. 9. Achilles Rejoins the Greeks. 10. Death of Achilles and P aris. 11. The Strategy of Odysseus. 12. The Fall of Troy. 13. Odysseus and His Victorious Army Embark for Greece. 14. Odysseus Lands on the Island of Circe. 15. Odysseus Meets and Conquers Circe. 16. Odysseus Sails to the Realm of the Dead. 17. Odysseus Passes Between ScylJa and Charvbdis. 18. The Rebellious Crew Force Odysseus to Land on Trinacria. 19. Odysseus is Cast Upon the Island of Calypso. 20. Nausicaa, Phaeacian Princess, Welcomes Odysseus to Corfu. 21. The Phaeacians Honour Odysseus. 22. The Wanderer Awakes inIthaca. 23. Odysseus, Disguised as a beggar, Enters His Palace. 24. Odysse us Slays the Suitors. 25. Peace and Order Restored to Ithaca. Proper Names and How to Pronounce Them. General Notes. Notes. Questions and Exercises. Books on Classical Mythology for Further Reference. Very good. Signed with inscription by the author. 30.00