Oedipus Rex (Dover Thrift Editions)

By: Sophocles; Young, Sir George [translator]

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New paperback book copy of Oedipus Rex by Sophocles. Dover Thrift Editions (Stanley Appelbaum, Editor). Dover (1991) republication of Oedipus Tyrannus from The Dramas of Sophocles Rendered in English Verse Dramatic and Lyric by Sir George Young. J.M. Dent and Sons, Ltd., London, 1906. Explanatory footnotes. Publisher description: Considered by many the greatest of the classic Greek tragedies, Oedipus Rex is Sophocles' finest play and a work of extraordinary power and resonance. Aristotle considered it a masterpiece of dramatic construction and refers to it frequently in the Poetics. In presenting the story of King Oedipus and the tragedy that ensues when he discovers he has inadvertently killed his father and married his mother, the play exhibits near perfect harmony of character and action. Moreover, the masterly use of dramatic irony greatly intensifies the impact of the agonizing events and emotions experienced by Oedipus and the other characters in the play. 64 pages. 5-3/16 x 8-14/ inches, 21 cm. List price of this printing 1.50. Current list price 2.50.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!


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Considered by many the greatest of the classic Greek tragedies, Oedipus Rex is Sophocles' finest play and a work of extraordinary power and resonance. Aristotle considered it a masterpiece of dramatic construction and refers to it frequently in the Poetics.
In presenting the story of King Oedipus and the tragedy that ensues when he discovers he has inadvertently killed his father and married his mother, the play exhibits near-perfect harmony of character and action. Moreover, the masterly use of dramatic irony greatly intensifies the impact of the agonizing events and emotions experienced by Oedipus and the other characters in the play. Now these and many other facets of this towering tragedy may be studied and appreciated in Dover's attractive inexpensive edition of one of the great landmarks of Western drama.

Title: Oedipus Rex (Dover Thrift Editions)

Author/Composer: Sophocles; Young, Sir George [translator]

Categories: Ancient,

Publisher: Dover Publications: 1991-06-01

ISBN Number: 0486268772

ISBN Number 13: 9780486268774

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 007073

Keywords: Literature Ancient Classics, Greek Tragedies, Sophocles, Oedipus Rex, Sir George Young, 0486268772, 9780486268774,