These exquisite and collectible editions are published as a part of Penguin’s beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series. Designed by the multi-award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, the series features editions that are bound in high-quality, colorful, and tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. One of the earliest and most important pieces of literature to emerge from Western culture is the epic story of Odysseus and his return journey home after the Trojan War, which spans ten years. Odysseus must rely on his wit and the native cunning of his people if he is to arrive safely in his homeland and prevail over the challenges that are waiting for him there. He must overcome both natural and supernatural dangers, such as shipwrecks, battles, monsters, and the unyielding animosity of the sea god Poseidon.