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Oedipus Rex

By: Sophocles

Part of the Dover Thrift Editions series
0486110214 / 9780486110219
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54 pages
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Reprint. English translation by Sir George Young Originally published in: The dramas of Sophocles rendered in English verse dramatic & lyric by Sir George Young. London Dent, 2nd ed, 1906 Derived record based on unviewed print version record.

One of the greatest of the classic Greek tragedies and a masterpiece of dramatic construction. Catastrophe ensues when King Oedipus discovers he has inadvertently killed his father and married his mother. Masterly use of dramatic irony greatly intensifies impact of agonizing events. Sophocles' finest play, Oedipus Rex ranks as a towering landmark of Western drama. Explanatory footnotes.


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