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Electra (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback – Unabridged, April 12, 1995

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ISBN-13: 978-0486284828 ISBN-10: 0486284824 Edition: Unabridged

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Greek
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Product Details

  • Series: Dover Thrift Editions
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Unabridged edition (April 12, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486284824
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486284828
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.2 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #693,768 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Martine Moore on October 7, 2013
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It's a great Greek play about strength, revenge. This edition is clear. I rather see the actual play than read it. It's overall good. Of you like Greek plays then read this.
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By Mary A. Alcorn on October 23, 2014
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Few of us will have the tragedies and complications of Electra's life. This play gives her story.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Timothy McNeil on September 25, 2010
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As I was more interested in just getting the story, I had no problem going cheap and picking up the Dover Thrift Edition of Electra. While it clearly is not the same type of lovingly arranged translations that Penguin Classics offer, it is definitely sufficient.
However, I will say that if you have an income and are more interested in the context of the plays (always a plus), I would recommend going with the Penguin Classics edition. If you are presently hammered by the economy and want to break up the time spent looking for worthwhile employment with material you should have read in school, then the Dover Thrift Edition will do.
Sophocles was an immensely talented writer, but the older (presumably free use) translations that Dover uses deprives the reader of the common, everyday language that was used...Sophocles was not using antiquated language for his audiences, and it is best to not think of it that way.
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6 of 12 people found the following review helpful By R. D. Allison (dallison@biochem.med.ufl.edu) on June 16, 1999
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In this play, Electra, the daughter of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra, awaits the return of her brother Orestes so that he can avenge the murder of their father. I think that many scholars have tended to misread this play. It is a play about Electra, not about Orestes or Clytemnestra or Aegisthus. And, it is a tragedy. Should one allow hatred to rule their own lives to such an extent as seen in Electra, even when one is in the right? A number of scholars regard this play as inferior to Aeschylus discussion of the same events.
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4 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 30, 2001
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Great drama. I'm not a huge "classics" fan and yet I enjoyed this. If you're into Greek mythology and like flowery language and prose (and lots of melodrama) you will enjoy this. HINT: don't read these plays line-by-line like a poem - I find that it's more difficult to follow them that way. Read this like you would a novel.
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