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Oedipus Rex - Sophocles, J.E. Thomas
Oedipus Rex
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To make Oedipus more accessible for the modern reader, our Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition™ includes a glossary of the more difficult words, as well as convenient sidebar notes to enlighten the reader on aspects that may be confusing or overlooked. We hope that the reader may,... show more
To make Oedipus more accessible for the modern reader, our Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition™ includes a glossary of the more difficult words, as well as convenient sidebar notes to enlighten the reader on aspects that may be confusing or overlooked. We hope that the reader may, through this edition, more fully enjoy the beauty of the verse, the wisdom of the insights, and the impact of the drama. Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex has never been surpassed for the raw and terrible power with which its hero struggles to answer the eternal question, "Who am I?" The play, a story of a king who—acting entirely in ignorance—kills his father and marries his mother, unfolds with shattering power; we are helplessly carried along with Oedipus towards the final, horrific truth. This vibrant, new translation invites its readers to lose themselves in the unfolding of this tragic tale—as suspenseful as a detective mystery, yet with an outcome long ago determined by Fate.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781580495936 (1580495931)
Publisher: Prestwick House, Inc.
Pages no: 80
Edition language: English
Series: The Theban Plays (#1)
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theatreloverslittlebooknook
theatreloverslittlebooknook rated it
4.0 Oedipus Rex
good for a classic didn't see the ending coming read for my theatre history class
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
4.5 The Ultimate of Greek Tragedies
This play is so messed up that a part of me says that it has to be based on true events. It is sort of like one of the arguments that people use regarding the authenticity of the Bible: every character (with the exception of Jesus Christ) is so flawed that one cannot consider that the stories have b...
M. A. Phipps
M. A. Phipps rated it
2.0 Oedipus Rex
Read this in high school. Was too disturbed by the content to really enjoy it. It was definitely interesting but not something I'd ever choose to read again.
Meandering Em's
Meandering Em's rated it
4.0 The Fall of a Ruler
I have a wonderful translation of Oedipus Rex that is readable and understandable. I loved both the story and the way it was translated into a spell-bounding drama. Oedipus is the king of Thebes, a great and wise ruler. However, his parentage is unknown. When Thebes begins to suffer famine, the o...
Cassandra Reads
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3.0 Oedipus the King [Sophocles]
This wasn't as long as I thought it was. I got this audiobook from the library and listened to it with the Overdrive software. It was only 2 parts, both of which were about one hour long. The second part only had about 20 min of book audio and the rest was the production info (which I didn't listen ...
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