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The Ulysses Voyage

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The Odyssey is one of the greatest stories ever told - and one of the first great pieces of literature.

After the Trojan War, Ulysses traveled back to his homeland.

But what route did he take? And was the journey possible?

In 1985, Tim Severin set out to find out.

Once again making use of the Argo from 'The Jason Voyage' Severin followed the route of Ulysses' voyage home in The Odyssey, from Troy to Ithaca in the Ionian islands.

Along the way, Severin made tentative or conclusive identifications of The land of the Lotus-eaters, King Nestor's palace, the Halls of Hades, the Roving Rocks, and the Sirens Scylla and Charybdis.

The Ulysses Voyage, tells the thrilling story of the expedition, the historical research that went into it, and the discoveries Severin and his crew made along the way.

It will have an irresistible appeal to scholars as well as lovers of adventure, travel and mystery.

Tim Severin's sailing books have been widely praised.

"Enthralling!" -The Guardian.

"An extraordinary explorer." - The Independent.

Tim Severin is an explorer, film-maker and lecturer, who has made many expeditions, from crossing the Atlantic in a medieval leather boat to going out in search of Moby Dick and Robinson Crusoe. He has written books about all of them. He has won the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award, the Book of the Sea Award, a Christopher Prize, and the literary medal of the Academie de la Marine. He also writes historical fiction.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.


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Hardback Editions

September 1987 : USA Hardback

Title: The Ulysses Voyage: Sea Search for the Odyssey
Author(s): Tim Severin
ISBN: 0-525-24614-2 / 978-0-525-24614-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dutton
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January 1987 : UK Hardback

Title: The Ulysses Voyage: Sea Search for the Odyssey
Author(s): Tim Severin
ISBN: 0-09-168340-8 / 978-0-09-168340-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Paperback Editions

May 1988 : UK Paperback

Title: The Ulysses Voyage: Sea Search for the "Odyssey"
Author(s): Tim Severin
ISBN: 0-09-954420-2 / 978-0-09-954420-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd
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Kindle Editions

July 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Ulysses Voyage
Author(s): Tim Severin
Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd.
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