The epic of Gilgamesh : an English version /

by Sandars, N. K.
Additional authors: Sandars, N. K. -- (Nancy K.)
Series: The Penguin classics ; . L100. Edition statement:Revised ed., incorporating new material. Published by : Penguin Books, (Harmondsworth, Middlesex : | New York :) Physical details: 127 p. : map 18 cm. Year: 1972
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Circulating Philip Becker Goetz Library
PJ3771.G5 E5 1972 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available

Includes bibliographical references.

The History of the Epic -- The Discovery of the Tablets -- The Historical Background -- The Literary Background -- The Hero of the Epic -- The Principal Gods of the Epic -- The Story -- Survival -- The Diction of the Epic -- Remarks on This Version -- The Coming of Enkidu -- The Forest Journey -- Ishtar and Gilgamesh, and the Death of Enkidu -- The Search for Everlasting Life -- The Story of the Flood -- The Return -- The Death of Gilgamesh

Presents an English version of the epic poem which dates from the third millenium B.C., telling of the adventures of Gilgamesh, the great king of Uruk, and his search for immortality.

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