Ancient Greek poet Homer established the gold standard for heroic quests and sweeping journeys with his pair of classic epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey.
The Odyssey (Fagles translation)
Odyssey (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
The Iliad (Fagles translation)
The Iliad (Penguin Classics edition) (Hammond translation)
Iliad (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Daphne du Maurier
Orson Scott Card