The Epic of Gilgamesh (Paperback)

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    A great king, strong as the stars in Heaven. Enkidu, a wild and mighty hero, is created by the gods to challenge the arrogant King Gilgamesh. But instead of killing each other, the two become friends. Travelling together to the Cedar Forest, they ...

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    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.
    A great king, strong as the stars in Heaven. Enkidu, a wild and mighty hero, is created by the gods to challenge the arrogant King Gilgamesh. But instead of killing each other, the two become friends. Travelling together to the Cedar Forest, they fight and slay the evil monster Humbaba. But when Enkidu is killed, his death haunts and breaks the mighty Gilgamesh. Terrified of mortality, he resolves to find the secret of eternal life...


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    Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75
    ISBN 9780141026282
    Genre POETRY / Ancient, Classical & Medieval
    Format Paperback
    Pages 71
    Publisher Date 2006-12-26 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Penguin Group USA
    Copyright Year 1972
    Height 7.0 in
    Wdth 4.25 in
    Thickness 0.25 in
    Unit weight 0.1 lb
    Language English
    Series Name Penguin Epics
    Audience General/trade

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