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The Epic of Gilgamesh - Anonymous, N.K. Sandars
The Epic of Gilgamesh
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A great king, strong as the stars in Heaven. Enkidu, a wild and mighty hero, is created by the gods to challenge the arrogant King Gilgamesh. But instead of killing each other, the two become friends. Travelling together to the Cedar Forest, they fight and slay the evil monster Humbaba. But when... show more
A great king, strong as the stars in Heaven. Enkidu, a wild and mighty hero, is created by the gods to challenge the arrogant King Gilgamesh. But instead of killing each other, the two become friends. Travelling together to the Cedar Forest, they fight and slay the evil monster Humbaba. But when Enkidu is killed, his death haunts and breaks the mighty Gilgamesh. Terrified of mortality, he resolves to find the secret of eternal life...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141026282 (0141026286)
Pages no: 72
Edition language: English
Series: Penguin Epics (#1)
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Freda's Voice
Freda's Voice rated it
3.0 The Epic of Gilgamesh
Fascinating. While reading The Literature Book, I learned The Epic of Gilgamesh is the oldest recorded story of all time. That prompted me to find a free online copy to read. Being a bookworm, I had to read the oldest story and see what it was like. It was like reading a story from the bible. Thoug...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.5
It’s an ancient text so characterization and what not is vastly not what a modern reader is use to. That said, it is worth a read, and can be read rather quickly. Sanders seems to be correct because a reader who is familiar with the epics and heroes that come after can see the root here. It is, in s...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
5.0 The Epic of Gilgamesh: An English Verison with an Introduction
Part of the fascination of this book lies simply with reading one of the oldest surviving stories that goes back to the very beginning of civilization. I got these dates and comments regarding some of the earliest surviving written works from the Wiki: 800 BCE Homer's Iliad and the Odyssey 1440-14...
Henry Martin - Author of contemporary Literary Fiction
Henry Martin - Author of contemporary Literary Fiction rated it
4.0 The Epic of Gilgamesh
The Epic of Gilgamesh is a brief, albeit quite profound work of literature. In the interest of reading a translation as close to the original text as possible, I selected an edition translated by Maureen Gallery Kovacs, published by Stanford University Press in 1989. I'm aware of other translations ...
A Realm Beyond Clouds
A Realm Beyond Clouds rated it
4.0
Need to reread, I feel that there are a lot thing I missed. Something reminded me of other mythology I had read, especially from Odyssey.
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