The Epic Of Gilgamesh: An English Verison With An Introduction (Penguin Classics)

Author: Anonymous, N. K. Sandars,
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Keywords: penguin, classics, introduction, verison, gilgamesh, english, epic
Pages: 128
Published: 1960-12-30
Language: English
Category: Assyria, Babylonia & Sumer, Ancient, History,
ISBN-10: 014044100X     ISBN-13: 9780140441000
Binding: Paperback (Revised)
List Price: 11.00 USD
  • Rating: 60%
Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his companion Enkidu are the only heroes to have survived from the ancient literature of Babylon, immortalized in this epic poem that dates back to the 3rd 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.


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