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Phaedra, by Racine
     

Phaedra, by Racine

by Richard Wilbur, Igor Tulipanov (Illustrator)
 

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Phaedra is consumed with passion for Hippolytus, her stepson. Believing her husband dead, she confesses her love to him and is rebuffed. When her husband returns alive, Phaedra convinces him that it was Hippolytus who attempted to seduce her. In his interpretation, Racine replaced the stylized tragedy with human-scale characters and actions. Introduction by

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Phaedra is consumed with passion for Hippolytus, her stepson. Believing her husband dead, she confesses her love to him and is rebuffed. When her husband returns alive, Phaedra convinces him that it was Hippolytus who attempted to seduce her. In his interpretation, Racine replaced the stylized tragedy with human-scale characters and actions. Introduction by Richard Wilbur.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780156757805
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/28/1987
Series:
Crofts Classics Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
132
Sales rank:
361,791
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.34(d)

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RICHARD WILBUR, one of America’s most beloved poets, has served as poet laureate of the United States. He has received the National Book Award, two Pulitzer Prizes, the National Arts Club medal of honor for literature, and a number of translation prizes, including two Bollingen Prizes and two awards from PEN.

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