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Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative

 
 
 
 
Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative
Author: Herbert Mason
ISBN 13: 9780618275649
ISBN 10: 618275649
Edition: 1
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: 2003-07-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
List Price: $8.95
 
 

Herbert Mason's best-selling Gilgamesh is the most widely read and enduring interpretation of this ancient Babylonian epic. One of the oldest and most universal stories known in literature, the epic of Gilgamesh presents the grand, timeless themes of love and death, loss and reparations within the stirring tale of a hero-king and his doomed friend. A finalist for the National Book Award, Mason's retelling is at once a triumph of scholarship, a masterpiece of style, and a labor of love that grew out of the poet's long affinity with the original.