To make Oedipus more accessible for the modern reader, our Prestwick House Literary Touchstone EditionÂ™ 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 EditionÂ™ 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. SophoclesÂ’ 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 whoÂ—acting entirely in ignoranceÂ—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 taleÂ—as suspenseful as a detective mystery, yet with an outcome long ago determined by Fate.
Publish date: June 1st 2005
Publisher: Prestwick House, Inc.
Pages no: 80
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Read For School
, High School
Series: The Theban Plays (#1)
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...
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.
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...
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 ...
Greek drama was considerably shorter than later theatre. Oedipus Rex is about the moment where Oedipus comes to discover his dreadful story. The tragedy is that his desire for knowledge causes him to discover that he has fulfilled the prophecy that he will murder his father and marry his mother. ...