The Epic of Gilgamesh

by N. Sandars

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  • 9780141907185
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.
  • Penguin Books Ltd; October 1973
  • ISBN: 9780141907185
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  • Title: The Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Author: N. Sandars (trans.)
  • Imprint: Penguin
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  • 9780140441000
  • 9780141907185

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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  • 9780140441000
  • 9780141907185