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The epic of Gilgamesh : an English version with an introd.

Author: Gilgamesh.; N K Sandars
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Middlesex : Penguin Books, ©1972, 1977 printing.
Series: Penguin classics, L100.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Presents an English version of the epic poem which dates from the third millenium B.C., telling of the adventures of Gilgamesh, the great king of Uruk, and his search for immortality.
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Adaptations
Named Person: Gilgamesh, (Legendary character); Gilgamesh, (Legendary character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gilgamesh.; N K Sandars
ISBN: 014044100X 9780140441000
OCLC Number: 4244406
Description: 127 pages : map ; 18 cm.
Contents: Map of the Ancient Orient --
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. Prologue: 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 --
Glossary of names.
Series Title: Penguin classics, L100.
Responsibility: by N.K. Sandars.

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