(From the publisher):
Robert Graves has recreated another strong and convincing historical setting; this time the scene of the Odyssey, which he believes occurred in Western Sicily. He based this belief on arguments made by Samuel Butler, the author of Erehwon and The Way of All Flesh, who believed also that the author of the Odyssey was not the blind and bearded Homer of legend, but the young woman who calls herself Nausicaa in the story. "Here," Graves says, "is the story of a high-spirited and and religious-minded Sicilian girl who saves her father's throne from usurpation, herself from a distasteful marriage, and her two younger brothers from butchery by boldly making things happen, instead of sitting still and hoping for the best."
Original title: Homer's Daughter
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)→ Greece