The Oresteia. By Aeschlyus. Translated by E.D.A. Morshead. Illustrated by Michael Ayrton. Collector’s Edition. Easton Press. Norwalk, 1979.

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Often called the father of Tragedy, Aeschlyus was a Greek playwright whose works have been hailed since the fifth century BC. He wrote dozens of plays in his lifetime, but only seven remain. None are more significant than the Oresteia, the original Greek trilogy. Composed of the plays Agamemnon, the Libation Bearers, and the Eumenides, the trilogy covers Agememnon’s return from the Trojan War, his assassination by Clytemnestra, Orestes’s vengeance, and the Furies’ pursuit of Orestes after he commits matricide. With all the quintessential aspects of Greek Tragedy, the Oresteia has remained popular for millennia, shaping Western literature through its influence over Shakespeare, Arthur Miller, and numerous other tragedians. This collector’s edition by the Easton Press recognizes its significance as part of their 100 Greatest Books Ever Written series.

This collector’s edition is in fine condition. In the original full green leather, elaborately framed in gilt. Gilt spine label. Raised bands. Text block fine. Gilt edges. Silk moire endpapers and bookmark sewn in.

A fine collector’s copy of the Oresteia.

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The Oresteia. By Aeschlyus. Translated by E.D.A. Morshead. Illustrated by Michael Ayrton. Collector’s Edition. Easton Press. Norwalk, 1979.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in