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Oedipus Rex (Dover Thrift Editions)

by Sophocles

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Series: Oedipus Cycle (1)

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The tragedy of Oedipus, who unknowingly slays his father and marries his mother, is one of the mythical cornerstones of Western civilization. Plays for Performance Series.
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I found this book to be boring. The concept is good, and the twist as well, but the execution is lacking in my opinion. ( )
  Linde1 | Apr 30, 2020 |
I've long been familiar with the myth of Oedipus Rex but reading the play is a wholly different experience. His rage, confusion, and remorse are palpable in the text and Jocasata's suicide, though I knew it was coming, gave me chills. I felt humbled by the shock, tension, and surprise in a text where I had only planned to read for some professional edification.
  b.masonjudy | Apr 3, 2020 |
Wasn't what I expected, I thought there'd be more plot insted of it all centered around what I already knew about the story. ( )
  Linyarai | Feb 16, 2020 |
A standard morality play. ( )
  Velmeran | Jan 26, 2019 |
'Pixie Lattman Barnard '49' ; her amusing notes on rear endpapers
  ajapt | Dec 30, 2018 |
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SophoclesAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Angèli, PietroTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Boutens, P.C.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Burgess, AnthonyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Buschor, ErnstTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Campbell, LewisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Castellanos i Vila, JoanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dawe, R. D.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
De Waele, E.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
De Waele, E.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Engelman, JanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grene, DavidTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hofmannsthal, Hugo vonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jebb, Richard ClaverhouseTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Knox, Bernard M.W.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Koolschijn, GerardTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
MANZU', GiacomoIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Murray, GilbertTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schoorel, WaltherCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Storr, FrancisTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Straat, EvertTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
VALGIMIGLI, ManaraTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wilder, ThorntonIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Young, Sir GeorgeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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