Oedipus Rex (Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classics Series)
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Oedipus Rex (Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classics Series)

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by Sophocles
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1580495931

ISBN-13: 9781580495936

Pub. Date: 06/30/2004

Publisher: Prestwick House, Incorporated

"...what man wins more happiness than just itsnshape and the ruin when that shape collapses?"

Sophocles' Oedipus Rex has never been surpassed for the raw and terrible power with which its hero struggles to answer the eternal question, "Who am I?" The play, a story of a king who acting entirely in ignorance kills his father and marries his mother, unfolds

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"...what man wins more happiness than just itsnshape and the ruin when that shape collapses?"

Sophocles' Oedipus Rex has never been surpassed for the raw and terrible power with which its hero struggles to answer the eternal question, "Who am I?" The play, a story of a king who acting entirely in ignorance kills his father and marries his mother, unfolds with shattering power; we are helplessly carried along with Oedipus towards the final, horrific truth.

This vibrant, new translation invites its readers to lose themselves in the unfolding of this tragic taleas suspenseful as a detective mystery, yet with an outcome long ago determined by Fate.

To make Oedipus more accessible for the modern reader, our Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classics includes a glossary of the more difficult words, as well as convenient sidebar notes to enlighten the reader on aspects that may be confusing or overlooked. We hope that the reader may, through this edition, more fully enjoy the beauty of the verse, the wisdom of the insights, and the impact of the drama.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580495936
Publisher:
Prestwick House, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/2004
Series:
Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classics
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
75
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.20(d)

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