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The Epic of Gilgamesh: An English Version With an Introduction
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date December 1, 1972
Binding Paperback
Edition Rev rep
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140441000
ISBN-10 014044100X
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.20 lbs.
Original list price $12.00 says people who bought this book also bought:
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Summaries and Reviews
The poems about the great King of Uruk are prefaced by notes on their historical and literary background description: Product Description: 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 friendship with Enkidu, the wild man from the hills. Also 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.

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About: The poems about the great King of Uruk are prefaced by notes on their historical and literary background

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