Oedipus the King. By Sophocles. Translated by Francis Storr. Illustrations by Demetrios Galanis. Collector’s Edition. Easton Press. Norwalk, 1980.

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Sophocles is perhaps the most significant Greek Tragedian. Born around 406 BC, his life’s work made a profound impact on Ancient Greek culture, and subsequently, all of Western culture that followed. He is believed to have written well over 100 plays–yet only seven survive today. Of these extant works, none is more widely read than Oedipus the King, also known as Oedipus Rex or Oedipus Tyrannus. It is the story of Oedipus, king of Thebes, who infamously discovers he has murdered his father and married his mother. In despair, he gouges out his own eyes. This collector’s edition by the Easton Press pairs the original Greek text with Francis Storr’s English translation. It also includes plates by Demetrios Galanis, masterfully crafted in the style of Greco-Roman pottery. As part of the publisher’s 100 Greatest Books Ever Written series, it recognizes the cultural significance of Oedipus the King.

This collector’s edition is in fine condition. In the original full brown leather, finely gilt stamped. Gilt spine label. Raised bands. Text block fine. Gilt edges. Silk moire endpapers and bookmark sewn in. Former owner’s bookplate affixed to half-title page.

A fine collector’s copy of Oedipus the King.

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Oedipus the King. By Sophocles. Translated by Francis Storr. Illustrations by Demetrios Galanis. Collector’s Edition. Easton Press. Norwalk, 1980.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in