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Gilgamesh.; N K Sandars
|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.|
"The work of synthesis has been accomplished, and with a remarkable degree of tact and imagination.""--Times Literary Supplement"