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Description - The Epic of Gilgamesh by N. K. Sandars

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140441000
ISBN-10: 014044100X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 7mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Oct-1973
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - N. K. Sandars

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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