The Epic of Gilgamesh (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Epic of Gilgamesh Presents a tale of morality, tragedy and pure adventure. This book shows how Gilgamesh, King of Uruk and his companion Enkidu journey to the Spring of Youth, defeat the Bull of Heaven and slay the monster Humbaba.
- Published: 25 October 1973
- Format: Paperback 128 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780140441000 ISBN 10: 014044100X
- Sales rank: 36,267
Full description for The Epic of Gilgamesh
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.