Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

The Aeneid (Penguin Classics) [Paperback]

By Virgil & David Alexander West (Translator)
Our Price $ 12.75  
Retail Value $ 15.00  
You Save $ 2.25  (15%)  
Item Number 424069  
Buy New $12.75

Item Specifications...

Pages   368
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.7" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2003
Publisher   Penguin Group USA
Age  18
ISBN  0140449329  
EAN  9780140449327  

Availability  114 units.
Availability accurate as of Oct 23, 2016 02:25.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.

Penguin Classics - Full Series Preview
Image Title Price Stock Qty Add To Cart
  Ivanhoe (Penguin Classics)   $ 10.20   In Stock  
  Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass (Penguin Classics)   $ 9.35   In Stock  
  Mansfield Park (Penguin Classics)   $ 7.65   In Stock  
  The Thirty-Nine Steps (Penguin Classics)   $ 9.68   In Stock  
  Kidnapped (Penguin Classics)   $ 8.50   In Stock  
  Pinocchio (Penguin Classics)   $ 11.05   In Stock  
  Seize the Day (Penguin Classics)   $ 12.75   In Stock  
  Captains Courageous (Penguin Classics)   $ 11.05   In Stock  
  Penrod (Penguin Classics)   $ 14.08   In Stock  
  Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Other Classic Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault (Penguin Classics)   $ 11.90   In Stock  
  Gods Trombones   $ 11.90   In Stock  
  The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: And Other Tales of Terror (Penguin Classics)   $ 7.65   In Stock  
  King Solomon's Mines (Penguin Classics)   $ 11.05   In Stock  
  Frankenstein (Penguin Classics)   $ 8.50   In Stock  
  The Sign of Four (Penguin Classics)   $ 8.50   In Stock  
  A Study in Scarlet (Penguin Classics)   $ 7.65   In Stock  
  The Complete Odes and Epodes: with the Centennial Hymn (Penguin Classics)   $ 14.96   In Stock  
  The Three Theban Plays (Penguin Classics)   $ 12.75   In Stock  
  The Art of Rhetoric (Penguin Classics)   $ 14.45   In Stock  
  Metamorphoses (Penguin Classics)   $ 10.20   In Stock  
  The Histories (Penguin Classics)   $ 11.05   In Stock  
  Utopia (Penguin Classics)   $ 10.20   In Stock  
  The Aeneid (Penguin Classics)   $ 12.75   In Stock  
  Black Beauty (Puffin Classics)   $ 5.09   In Stock  
  Wives and Daughters (Penguin Classics)   $ 13.60   In Stock  
  A Journal of the Plague Year (Penguin Classics)   $ 9.35   In Stock  
  Uncle Remus: His Songs and His Sayings (Penguin American Library)   $ 12.75   In Stock  
  The Consolation of Philosophy: Revised Edition (Penguin Classics)   $ 13.60   In Stock  
  The Epic of Gilgamesh (Penguin Classics)   $ 11.90   In Stock  
  The Birds and Other Plays (Penguin Classics)   $ 11.05   In Stock  
  The Republic (Penguin Classics)   $ 10.20   In Stock  
  Pygmalion (Penguin Classics)   $ 9.35   In Stock  
  Little Dorrit (Penguin Classics)   $ 10.20   In Stock  
  Jane Eyre (Penguin Classics)   $ 7.65   In Stock  
  The Secret Garden (Penguin Classics)   $ 8.50   In Stock  
  Peter Pan: Peter and Wendy and Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens   $ 9.35   In Stock  
  The Wind in the Willows (Penguin Classics)   $ 11.90   In Stock  
  Poetics (Penguin Classics)   $ 11.05   In Stock  
  The Oresteia: Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides (Penguin Classics)   $ 12.75   In Stock  
  A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings (Penguin Classics)   $ 9.35   In Stock  
  The Deerslayer (Penguin Classics)   $ 13.60   In Stock  
  The Canterbury Tales (Penguin Classics)   $ 9.35   In Stock  
  Lyrical Ballads (Penguin Classics)   $ 12.75   In Stock  
  The Vicar of Wakefield (Penguin English Library)   $ 8.50   In Stock  
  Aurora Leigh and Other Poems (Penguin Classics)   $ 14.08   In Stock  
  North and South (Penguin Classics)   $ 10.20   In Stock  
  An Essay Concerning Human Understanding (Penguin Classics)   $ 14.45   In Stock  
  Our Mutual Friend (Penguin Classics)   $ 11.05   In Stock  
  Nicholas Nickleby (Penguin Classics)   $ 8.50   In Stock  
  Kenilworth (Penguin Classics)   $ 15.30   In Stock  
  Quaker Writings: An Anthology 1650-1920   $ 13.60   In Stock  
  The Mayflower Papers: Selected Writings of Colonial New England   $ 14.45   In Stock  
  Gulliver's Travels (Penguin Classics)   $ 7.65   In Stock  
  The Bhagavad Gita (Penguin Classics)   $ 9.35   In Stock  
  The Prince (Penguin Classics)   $ 6.80   In Stock  
  Crime and Punishment (Penguin Classics)   $ 13.60   In Stock  
  A Literary Review (Penguin Classics)   $ 14.08   In Stock  
  The Desert Fathers: Sayings of the Early Christian Monks (Penguin Classics)   $ 13.60   In Stock  
  Revelations of Divine Love (Penguin Classics)   $ 14.45   In Stock  
  Pensees (Penguin Classics)   $ 11.05   In Stock  
  Ecclesiastical History of the English People (Penguin Classics)   $ 12.75   In Stock  
  The History of the Church: From Christ to Constantine (Penguin Classics)   $ 15.30   In Stock  
  Pride and Prejudice (Penguin Classics)   $ 6.80   In Stock  
  Wuthering Heights (Penguin Classics)   $ 7.65   In Stock  
  Great Expectations (Penguin Classics)   $ 8.50   In Stock  
  The Cloud of Unknowing and Other Works (Classic, Modern, Penguin)   $ 11.90   In Stock  
  Confessions (Penguin Classics)   $ 8.50   In Stock  
  The Imitation of Christ (Penguin Classics)   $ 11.90   In Stock  
  The Oregon Trail (The Penguin American Library)   $ 13.60   In Stock  
  The Portable Dante (Penguin Classics)   $ 18.70   In Stock  

Item Description...
In Aeneas, Virgil created the most powerful figure in Latin literature, the dutiful yet fallible Trojan prince who overcomes war, suffering and countless setbacks to lay the foundations of the Roman race.

Publishers Description
Inspired by Homer and inspiration for Dante and Milton, the Aeneid is an immortal poem at the heart of Western life and culture. Virgil took Aeneas as his hero and in telling a story of dispossession and defeat, love and war, he portrayed human life in all its nobility and suffering.

Buy The Aeneid (Penguin Classics) by Virgil & David Alexander West from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9780140449327 & 0140449329

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of The Aeneid (Penguin Classics) by Virgil & David Alexander West today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About Virgil & David Alexander West

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Virgil (70 B.C-19 B.C) is regarded as the greatest Roman poet, known for his epic, The Aeneid (written about 29 B.C. unfinished). Virgil was born on October 15, 70 B.C., in a small village near Mantua in Northern Italy. He attended school at Cremona and Milan, and then went to Rome, where he studied mathematics, medicine and rhetoric, and completed his studies in Naples. Between 42 and 37 B.C. Virgil composed pastoral poems known as Ecologues, and spent years on the Georgics.At the urging of Augustus Caesar, Virgil began to write The Aeneid, a poem of the glory of Rome under Caesars rule. Virgil devoted the remaining time of his life, from 30 to 19 B.C., to the composition of The Aeneid, the national epic of Rome and to glory of the Empire. The poet died in 19 B.C of a fever he contracted on his visit to Greece with the Emperor. It is said that the poet had instructed his executor Varius to destroy The Aeneid, but Augustus ordered Varius to ignore this request, and the poem was published.

Virgil was born in 70 and died in 19.

Virgil has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Bantam Classics
  2. Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
  3. Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
  4. Penguin Classics
  5. Vintage Classics

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories
1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Classics   [0  similar products]
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Literary   [0  similar products]
3Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Education > Homeschooling > General   [9269  similar products]

Similar Products
Livy: The Early History of Rome, Books I-V (Penguin Classics) (Bks. 1-5)
Livy: The Early History of Rome, Books I-V (Penguin Classics) (Bks. 1-5)
Item: 160863

Reviews - What do our customers think?
An excellent translation  Jan 18, 2009
I will keep this short and sweet. I am a fan of epic poetry. I have read a few different translations of the Iliad, Odyssey and the works of Dante. The Penguin translation is a great translation of a great story. the is excellent, with good notes. I was very impressed and look forward to read others to compare. For a beginner to epic poems, I recommend the Penguin as a starter.
Excellent, readable translation.  Nov 3, 2008
This is the translation we read in my Latin 3 class in high school when we studied Vergil. The prose was very readable and not much seemed to be lost in translation as it tends to be with poetry translations. I purchased my own copy to use for reference, and although I have read several translations of the Aeneid since my junior year of high school, this is by far my favorite. David West did an excellent job, and I loved the summaries and analyses of each of the 12 books he puts in the beginning of the text--it makes it easy to refer to. The introduction provides great historical background, and this is a great reference to use when working with the Aeneid in the original Latin. I highly recommend this to everyone interested in the Classics looking for a good read.
Get West's original translation from 1991 instead...  Sep 1, 2008
I've compared multiple versions of the Aeneid and West's is easily a great version, but his subtle revisions made for the new Penguin edition of 2002, do more harm then good in my opinion.

He has divided his original long paragraphs now into two or three paragraphs for this edition, has changed the order of his sentences and structure, also adding words into them. All this making it feel more "modern" and novel-like.

Don't get me wrong it definitely doesn't sound like a translation when you read it, but this version departs from the original epic form David West had created for the original Penguin Edition entitled "Seven Wonders of the World" released in 1991.

I would try to get West's original translation instead of this release.

Translation too casual for an epic poem  Jun 13, 2008
West translates this in prose, like a novel, probably trying to make it more accessible, but it ends up feeling too pedestrian. After reading some other translations, this one seemed the most muddy, the least readable. If you can handle the verse translations, look at Robert Fitzgerald's work. I found that much more enjoyable.
Exsquisitely Readable, Deliciously Poetic  Jul 28, 2007
Despite being presented in a prose format, David West's is the most poetic modern English Aeneid around. The words just keep coming, rolling and rich with inventive clarity, senuous allusions, roiling action and stirring speeches, all without the distraction of broken lines, poetic meters and awkward constructions. It has been hard for me to put down, and often hard to refrain from quoting to uninterested persons, particularly in the case of descriptions of Dido's lovesickness. A truly great translation of a great book.

Write your own review about The Aeneid (Penguin Classics)

Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support