Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative

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Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative 

1st Edition

Presents a verse narrative of the ancient Babylonian epic about love, death, loss, heroes, and friendship, including an historical essay on the original poem.

Herbert Mason's best-selling Gilgamesh is the most widely read and enduring interpretation of this ancient Babylonian epic. One of the oldest and most universal stories known in literature, the epic of Gilgamesh presents the grand, timeless themes of love and death, loss and reparations within the stirring tale of a hero-king and his doomed friend. A finalist for the National Book Award, Mason's retelling is at once a triumph of scholarship, a masterpiece of style, and a labor of love that grew out of the poet's long affinity with the original.

Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Mariner Books; 1 edition (July 8, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618275649
  • ISBN-13: 9780618275649

  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces