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Oedipus the King (Enriched Classics)
Oedipus the King - Enriched Classics
Author: Sophocles, Bernard Knox (Translator)
Enduring Literature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship
— One noble family's descent into madness, mayhem, and murder -- the first play in Sophocles' great Theban trilogy. — This Enriched Classic Edition includes: — • A concise introduction that gives readers important background information — • Timelines o...  more »
PBS Market Price: $7.09 or $3.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9781416500339
ISBN-10: 1416500332
Publication Date: 6/28/2005
Pages: 144
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Audio Cassette
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Surprisingly readable. I thought I was going to have to have a Cliffs Notes version or something to help me understand the text (as you would with Shakespeare, Beowulf and the like), but the translation was awesome. Starts out with Oedipus the King addressing some city representatives, and having to solve a murder mystery to appease the gods. Dude....if there was ever a great example of the phrase "Ignorance is bliss", than this is it. Gets you thinking about fate vs. free will, and blindness vs. insight. Crazy ending, too (I literally yelled, "Oh, snap!"). Got through it in 3 days, totally painless reading, glad I read it!
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