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Oedipus the King

Sophocles & Bernard Knox

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ISBN 10: 1416500332 / ISBN 13: 9781416500339
Published by Simon & Schuster, 2005
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A Good Read ships from Toronto and Niagara Falls, NY - customers outside of North America please allow two to three weeks for delivery. Edge and tip wear. Some creasing to wrapper. Underlining. PO name in ink on ffep. ; Enriched Classics; 6.70 X 4.10 X 0.70 inches; 144 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 89588

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Title: Oedipus the King

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Mass Market Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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Synopsis:

Enduring Literature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship
One noble family's descent into madness, mayhem, and murder -- the first play in Sophocles' great Theban trilogy.
This Enriched Classic Edition includes:
· A concise introduction that gives readers important background information
· Timelines of significant events in Greek history and theater that provide the book's historical context
· An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations
· Detailed explanatory notes
· Critical analysis and modern perspectives on the work
· Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction
· A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience
Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.
Series edited by Cynthia Brantley Johnson

Book Description:

Oedipus Rex is the greatest of the Greek tragedies, a profound meditation on the human condition. The story of the mythological king, who is doomed to kill his father and marry his mother, has resonated in world culture for almost 2,500 years. But Sophocles’ drama as originally performed was much more than a great story—it was a superb poetic script and exciting theatrical experience. The actors spoke in pulsing rhythms with hypnotic forward momentum, making it hard for audiences to look away. Interspersed among the verbal rants and duels were energetic songs performed by the chorus.

            David Mulroy’s brilliant verse translation of Oedipus Rex recaptures the aesthetic power of Sophocles’ masterpiece while also achieving a highly accurate translation in clear, contemporary English. Speeches are rendered with the same kind of regular iambic rhythm that gave the Sophoclean originals their drive. The choral parts are translated as fluid rhymed songs. Mulroy also supplies an introduction, notes, and appendixes to provide helpful context for general readers and students.

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