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The Epic of Gilgamesh

 
 
 
 
The Epic of Gilgamesh
Author: Anonymous
ISBN 13: 9780140441000
ISBN 10: 14044100
Edition: Revised
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1960-12-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
List Price: $12.00
 
 

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.