BookMooch logo
home browse about join login
Sophocles : Antigone

Author: Sophocles
Title: Antigone
Moochable copies: No copies available
Amazon suggests:
Published in: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 80
Date: 2005-12-01
ISBN: 1580493882
Publisher: Prestwick House, Inc.
Weight: 0.1 pounds
Size: 5.7 x 8.8 x 0.3 inches
Edition: 2005
Amazon prices:
Previous givers: 3 Ian (USA: CA), acbeck (USA: CA), Helen (USA: FL)
Previous moochers: 3 deni (Canada), Jennifer (USA: MI), Chris Lannin (USA: MN)
1Claire Clift (USA: CT).
Description: Product Description

The curse placed on Oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new and brilliant translation of Sophocles' classic drama. The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, Antigone is an unconventional heroine who pits her beliefs against the King of Thebes in a bloody test of wills that leaves few unharmed. Emotions fly as she challenges the king for the right to bury her own brother. Determined but doomed, Antigone shows her inner strength throughout the play.

Antigone raises issues of law and morality that are just as relevant today as they were more than two thousand years ago. Whether this is your first reading or your twentieth, Antigone will move you as few pieces of literature can.

To make this quintessential Greek drama more accessible to the modern reader, the Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classics edition of Antigone includes a glossary of difficult terms, a list of vocabulary words, and convenient sidebar notes.

large book cover