This French-language book retraces the events that punctuated Ulysses' long journey, as told by Homer in The Odyssey.
The drawings have been done with different varieties of wood such as ebony and rosewood, since their tones are similar to those on ancient Greek vases. The wood-grain evokes landscapes, the undulation of the sea, a shore, an island, a rock. Each chapter describes one of the twelve stages of Ulysses' journey, from his departure from Troy to his return to Ithaca.
Many works belonging to the ancient Greek collecions of the Louvre Museum illustrate the story and complete the drawings.