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Epic of Gilgamesh : An English Version with an Introduction - 72 edition

Epic of Gilgamesh : An English Version with an Introduction (ISBN10: 014044100X; ISBN13: 9780140441000)
ISBN13: 978-0140441000
ISBN10: 014044100X

Summary: The Epic of Gilgamesh, which dates from the third millennium BC, is one of the finest surviving epic poems in world literature.

Miraculously preserved on clay tablets deciphered only in the last century, the cycle of poems collected around the character of Gilgamesh, the great king of Uruk, tells of his long and arduous journey to the Spring of Youth, of his encounters with monsters and gods and of his friendship with Enkidu, the wild man from the hills. A ...show morelso included in the epic is a legend of the Flood, which agrees with many details in the biblical story of Noah. As a mixture of pure adventure, morality and tragedy, the story of Gilgamesh and his futile search for immortality transcends the barriers of time, for it revolves around fundamental forces and human problems common throughout the centuries. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 72
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Published: 12/28/1960
International: No

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128 pp., map ; 21 cm. Tight, clean copy. Light edgewear to wraps, age toning. Another copy available. "Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his companion Enkidu are the only heroes to have survived from the a ...show morencient literature of Babylon, immortalized in this epic poem that dates back to the third millennium BC. Together they journey to the Spring of Youth, defeat the Bull of Heaven and slay the monster Humbaba. When Enkidu dies, Gilgamesh's grief and fear of death are such that they lead him to undertake a quest for eternal life. A timeless tale of morality, tragedy and pure adventure, The Epic of Gilgamesh is a landmark literary exploration of man's search for immortality. N. K. Sandars's lucid, accessible translation is prefaced by a detailed introduction that examines the narrative and historical context of the work. In addition, there is a glossary of names and a map of the Ancient Orient." - Publisher. ...show less
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Middlesex (England) 1972 Soft Cover Revised Edition Very Good 12mo-over 6?"-7?" tall. Former Owner Stamp One of the very earliest epic 'histories', preserved on clay tablets from a text at least fif ...show moreteen hundred years older than Homer, telling the true or semi-mythic tale of the great King of Uruk of an ancient Middle Eastern land, seeking immortality with the help of his 'wild man' friend from the hills, their adventures together-as well as including confirmatory evidence of the Biblical Great Flood. Softcover, contains map, appendix, 127pp. ...show less
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128 pp., map ; 21 cm. Near fine. Tight, clean copy. Age toning. "Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his companion Enkidu are the only heroes to have survived from the ancient literature of Babylon, immortal ...show moreized in this epic poem that dates back to the third millennium BC. Together they journey to the Spring of Youth, defeat the Bull of Heaven and slay the monster Humbaba. When Enkidu dies, Gilgamesh's grief and fear of death are such that they lead him to undertake a quest for eternal life. A timeless tale of morality, tragedy and pure adventure, The Epic of Gilgamesh is a landmark literary exploration of man's search for immortality. N. K. Sandars's lucid, accessible translation is prefaced by a detailed introduction that examines the narrative and historical context of the work. In addition, there is a glossary of names and a map of the Ancient Orient." - Publisher. ...show less
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London, England 1960 Trade paperback Revised ed. Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamag ...show moreed. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 128 p. Penguin Classics. *****PLEASE NOTE: This item is shipping from an authorized seller in Europe. In the event that a return is necessary, you will be able to return your item within the US. To learn more about our European sellers and policies see the BookQuest FAQ section***** ...show less
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