The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh

An English Verison with an Introduction


Translator: N. K. Sandars

Format
Paperback
Price
$12.00
 
Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140441000
  • 128 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his companion Enkidu are the only heroes to have survived from the ancient literature of Babylon, immortalized in this epic poem that dates back to the 3rd millennium BC. Together they journey to the Spring of Youth, defeat the Bull of Heaven and slay the monster Humbaba. When Enkidu dies, Gilgamesh’s grief and fear of death are such that they lead him to undertake a quest for eternal life. A timeless tale of morality, tragedy and pure adventure, The Epic of Gilgamesh is a landmark literary exploration of man’s search for immortality.

Praise

“The work of synthesis has been accomplished, and with a remarkable degree of tact and imagination.”
–Times Literary Supplement
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