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    Electra (Paperback) By (author) Euripides, Translated by Gilbert Murray

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    Description"The Electra of Euripides has the distinction of being, perhaps, the best abused, and, one might add, not the best understood, of ancient tragedies. "A singular monument of poetical, or rather unpoetical perversity;" "the very worst of all his pieces;" are, for instance, the phrases applied to it by Schlegel. Considering that he judged it by the standards of conventional classicism, he could scarcely have arrived at any different conclusion. For it is essentially, and perhaps consciously, a protest against those standards. So, indeed, is the tragedy of The Trojan Women; but on very different lines. The Electra has none of the imaginative splendour, the vastness, the intense poetry, of that wonderful work. It is a close-knit, powerful, well-constructed play, as realistic as the tragic conventions will allow, intellectual and rebellious. Its psychology reminds one of Browning, or even of Ibsen." So begins the introduction to the "Electra" as translated and introduced by Gilbert Murray.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Euripides, Translated by Gilbert Murray
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 88
    Width: 122 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 113 g
    ISBN 13: 9781420927344
    ISBN 10: 1420927345

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    DC21: 882.01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
    DC22: 882.01
    BISAC V2.8: DRA006000
    BIC subject category V2: DB
    Thema V1.0: DDA, NHD, NHC
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    black & white illustrations
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    Publication date
    30 January 2006