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The Epic of Gilgamesh

An English Verison with an Introduction (Penguin Classics)

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Published by Penguin Classics .
Written in English.

About the Book

Miraculously preserved on clay tablets deciphered only in the last century, the cycle of poems collected around the character of Gilgamesh, the great king of Ukruk, tells of his long and arduous journey to the Spring of Youth, of his encounters with monsters and gods and of his friendship with Enkidu, the wild man from the hills. Also included in the epic is a legend of the Flood, which agrees in many details with the biblical story of Noah.

First Sentence

THE Epic of Gilgamesh, the renowned king of Uruk in Mesopotamia, comes from an age which had been wholly forgotten, until in the last century archaeologists began uncovering the buried cities of the Middle East.

Classifications

Library of Congress
PJ3771.G5 E5

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7355093M
Internet Archive
epicofgilgamesh00anon
ISBN 10
014044100X
ISBN 13
9780140441000
Library Thing
6136605
Goodreads
138372
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