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The epic of Gilgamesh;

Author: Gilgamesh.; N K Sandars
Publisher: [Baltimore] Penguin Books [1973, ©1972]
Series: Penguin classics, L100.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats

Presents a tale of morality, tragedy and pure adventure. This book shows how Gilgamesh, King of Uruk and his companion Enkidu journey to the Spring of Youth, defeat the Bull of Heaven and slay the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gilgamesh.; N K Sandars
ISBN: 014044100X 9780140441000
OCLC Number: 972976
Description: 127 pages 19 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the history of the epic; the discovery of the tablets; the historical background; the literary background; the hero of the epic; the principal gods of the epic; the story; survival; the diction of the epic; remarks on this version. "The Epic of Gilgamesh": Gilgamesh King in Uruk; the coming of Enkidu; the forest journey; Ishtar and Gilgamesh, and the death of Enkidu; the search for everlasting life; the story of the flood; the return; the death of Gilgamesh.
Series Title: Penguin classics, L100.
Responsibility: an English version with an introd. by N.K. Sandars.


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"The work of synthesis has been accomplished, and with a remarkable degree of tact and imagination."--Times Literary Supplement

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