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Oedipus the King: Sophocles
By Sophocles, Frederic Will (contributor) and Bernard Knox (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Pocket Classics
Publication date June 28, 2005
Pages 114
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781416500339
ISBN-10 1416500332
Dimensions 0.25 by 4.25 by 6.50 in.
Weight 0.15 lbs.
Original list price $5.95
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Summary
Each volume in a collection of affordable, readable editions of some of the world's greatest works of literature features a chronology of the author's life and career, a concise introduction containing valuable background information, a timeline of significant events, an outline of key plot points and themes, detailed explanatory notes, critical analyses, discussion questions, and a list of recommended books and films.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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

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Paperback
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With Frederic Will (other contributor), Sophocles | from Pocket Classics (June 28, 2005)
9781416500339 | details & prices | 114 pages | 4.25 × 6.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $5.95
About: Each volume in a collection of affordable, readable editions of some of the world's greatest works of literature features a chronology of the author's life and career, a concise introduction containing valuable background information, a timeline of significant events, an outline of key plot points and themes, detailed explanatory notes, critical analyses, discussion questions, and a list of recommended books and films.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780808509004
 
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780808509004 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $13.85
About: Sophocles' tragic drama about the downfall of Oedipus after the prophesy that he will murder his father and marry his mother comes true

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