The Epic of Gilgamesh

Penguin UK
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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.
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About the author

N K Sandars has worked extensively in the fields of archaeology and prehistory and is a fellow of the British Academy. Her book of poems, Grandmother's Steps & Other Poems, was published in 2000.
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Publisher
Penguin UK
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Published on
Oct 25, 1973
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Pages
128
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ISBN
9780141907185
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Poetry / Ancient & Classical
Poetry / Epic
Poetry / General
Poetry / Middle Eastern
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This content is DRM protected.
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Eligible for Family Library

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