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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Createspace Independent Pub
Publication date January 18, 2012
Pages 62
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781469928432
ISBN-10 1469928434
Dimensions 0.14 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.32 lbs.
Original list price $16.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Thank you for checking out this book by Theophania Publishing. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you soon. We have thousands of titles available, and we invite you to search for us by name, contact us via our website, or download our most recent catalogues. When King Agamemnon returns from the Trojan War with his new concubine, Cassandra, his wife Clytemnestra (who has taken Agamemnon's cousin Aegisthus as a lover) kills them. Clytemnestra believes the murder was justified, since Agamemnon had sacrificed their daughter Iphigenia before the war, as commanded by the gods. Electra, daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, rescued her young, twin brother Orestes from her mother by sending him to Strophius of Phocis. The play begins years later when Orestes has returned as a grown man with a plot for revenge, as well as to claim the throne. Orestes arrives with his friend Pylades, son of Strophius, and a pedagogue, i.e. tutor (an old attendant of Orestes, who took him from Electra to Strophius). Their plan is to have the tutor announce that Orestes has died in a chariot accident, and that two men (really Orestes and Pylades) are arriving shortly to deliver an urn with his remains. Electra laments over her father, first on her own, then (in lyrics) with the newly-arrived chorus. She bitterly argues first with her sister Chrysothemis over her accommodation with her father's killers, and then with her mother over her father's murder. Her only hope is that one day her brother will return to avenge him. When the messenger arrives with news of the death of Orestes, Clytemnestra is relieved to hear it. Electra however is devastated. Chrysothemis then enters: she has seen some offerings at the tomb of Agamemnon and (correctly) concludes that Orestes has returned. Electra dismisses her arguments, sure that Orestes is now dead. She suddenly turns to her sister with a proposal to kill Aegisthus, but Chrysothemis refuses to help, pointing out the impracticability of the plan. After a choral ode Orestes arrives, carrying the urn supposedly containing his ashes. He does not recognize Electra, nor she him. He gives her the urn and she delivers a moving lament over it, unaware that her brother is in fact standing alive next to her. Now realizing the truth, Orestes reveals his identity to his emotional sister. She is overjoyed that he is alive, but in their excitement they nearly reveal his identity, and the tutor comes out from the palace to urge them on. Orestes and Pylades enter the house and slay his mother Clytemnestra. As Aegisthus returns home, they quickly put her corpse under a sheet and present it to him as the body of Orestes. He lifts the veil to discover who it really is, and Orestes then reveals himself. They escort Aegisthus off set to be killed at the hearth, the same location Agamemnon was slain. The play ends here, before the death of Aegisthus is announced.

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This edition contains multiple works--typically stories or entire novels--that are found in different collections. Below find each work in this edition grouped by how you can find each.
Editions for the work Electra
Hardcover
Book cover for 9781566630214
 
With Nicholas Rudall (other contributor) | from Ivan R Dee (May 1, 1993)
9781566630214 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.95
About: The classic drama of a daughter's revenge of her father's murder, in a brilliant new translation for modern audiences.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780521097963 Book cover for 9780672601859 Book cover for 9781419117480 Book cover for 9781469928432 Book cover for 9781532880902 Book cover for 9781566630221 Book cover for 9781849430616 Book cover for 9781854597564
 
from Createspace Independent Pub (April 22, 2016)
9781532880902 | details & prices | 50 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.12 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $6.95
This edition also contains Electra, Electra
About: In medieval Greek mythology, Electra was the daughter of King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra, and thus princess of Argos.
With Edibook (other contributor) | from Createspace Independent Pub (December 8, 2015)
9781519762108 | details & prices | 46 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.11 in. | List price $10.00
With Nick Payne (other contributor) | from Oberon Books Ltd (August 28, 2012)
9781849430616 | details & prices | 62 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $17.95
About: This new adaptation of a classic play blends live music, text and movement.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Createspace Independent Pub (January 18, 2012)
9781469928432 | details & prices | 62 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.14 in. | 0.32 lbs | List price $16.99
This edition also contains Electra, Electra
About: Thank you for checking out this book by Theophania Publishing.
With J. Michael Walton (other contributor), Marianne MacDonald (other contributor) | from Nick Hern Books (May 22, 2005)
9781854597564 | details & prices | 72 pages | 4.00 × 6.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $10.95
About: The Drama Classic edition of Sophocles' version of the Electra myth.
from Kessinger Pub Co (June 30, 2004)
9781419117480 | details & prices | 72 pages | List price $16.95
About: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.
With William-Alan Landes, E. A. Heary | from Players Pr (September 1, 1995)
9780887342431 | details & prices | 40 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.10 lbs | List price $8.00
With Nicholas Rudall (other contributor) | from Ivan R Dee (May 1, 1993)
9781566630221 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $10.95
About: Sophocles' classic drama of a daughter's revenge of her father's murder has been translated into playable language for modern audiences.
from Cambridge Univ Pr (March 1, 1973)
9780521097963 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $44.99
About: In this edition of Sophocles' Electra, one of the greatest tragedies in Greek or any literature, Mr Keels presents the play as a study in revenge, but in a subtle way whose meaning depends upon the continuous use of dramatic irony.
from Macmillan Pub Co (June 1, 1950)
9780672601859 | details & prices | List price $1.80
About: Son of him who led our hosts at Troy of old, son of Agamemnon!
Editions for the work Electra
Paperback
Book cover for 9780195049602 Book cover for 9781469928432 Book cover for 9781532880902
 
from Createspace Independent Pub (April 22, 2016)
9781532880902 | details & prices | 50 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.12 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $6.95
This edition also contains Electra, Electra
About: In medieval Greek mythology, Electra was the daughter of King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra, and thus princess of Argos.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Createspace Independent Pub (January 18, 2012)
9781469928432 | details & prices | 62 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.14 in. | 0.32 lbs | List price $16.99
This edition also contains Electra, Electra
About: Thank you for checking out this book by Theophania Publishing.
from Oxford Univ Pr (April 19, 2001)
9780195049602 | details & prices | 127 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $29.99
About: Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly recreate the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals.
Editions for the work Electra
Paperback
Book cover for 9780486284828 Book cover for 9781469928432 Book cover for 9781532880902
 
from Createspace Independent Pub (April 22, 2016)
9781532880902 | details & prices | 50 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.12 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $6.95
This edition also contains Electra, Electra
About: In medieval Greek mythology, Electra was the daughter of King Agamemnon and Queen Clytemnestra, and thus princess of Argos.
The price comparison is for this edition
from Createspace Independent Pub (January 18, 2012)
9781469928432 | details & prices | 62 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.14 in. | 0.32 lbs | List price $16.99
This edition also contains Electra, Electra
About: Thank you for checking out this book by Theophania Publishing.
Unabridged edition from Dover Pubns (April 12, 1995)
9780486284828 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.10 lbs | List price $2.50
About: Masterpiece of drama concerns the revenge Electra takes on her mother for the murder of her father.

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