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Oedipus the King (Enriched Classics) (Mass Market)

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Enduring Literature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship
One noble family's descent into madness, mayhem, and murder -- the first play in Sophocles' great Theban trilogy.
This Enriched Classic Edition includes:
• A concise introduction that gives readers important background information
• Timelines of significant events in Greek history and theater that provide the book's historical context
• An outline of key themes and plot points to help readers form their own interpretations
• Detailed explanatory notes
• Critical analysis and modern perspectives on the work
• Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction
• A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience
Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.
Series edited by Cynthia Brantley Johnson

Product Details
ISBN: 9781416500339
ISBN-10: 1416500332
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: July 1st, 2005
Pages: 144
Language: English
Series: Enriched Classics

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This young adult historical fiction packs an absolutely powerful punch and it absolutely blew me away. It is ENORMOUSLY FUN to read, and it’s rich with juicy historical goodness, from the locations to the language used to the many chaotic adventures our characters get wrapped up in. The story introduces Monty, a young British lord being groomed to grow up as a gentleman, but to absolutely no avail. Before he takes over his family’s estate (much to his father’s chagrin), Monty embarks on a Grand Tour of Europe with his best friend (whom he’s disastrously in love with), and his sister, but they end up on a whirlwind manhunt across Europe that leaves behind everything they knew before! Full of mayhem and mystery and written with such wit, this book is also balanced with commentary about many historical prejudices involving race, sexuality, and physical ability that persisted in history. 

Fall in love with their story, and be sure not to miss the sequel, Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy!

(Young Adult Historical Fiction and Romance, Ages 16+) - reviewed by Isabel