The Odyssey recounts the story of Odysseus' return to Ithaca from the Trojan war and tells how, championed by Athena and hounded by the wrathful sea-god Poseidon, Odysseus encounters the ferocious Cyclops, escapes Scylla and Charybdis and yields temporarily to the lures of Circe and Calypso before he overcomes the trials awaiting him in Ithaca. Only then is he reunited with his faithful wife, Penelope, his wanderings at an end. Recommended for grade 10. 1991, Penguin Classics. 348 pp. Mature content.