I didn't read a lot of them I just wanted to read the tablets and I did enjoy them.
There is also an extensive amount of notes and details and other supplementary information that helps the reader gather more context about the story.
I have read several renderings of the Gilgamesh epic, and in my opinion this version by John Gardner and John Maier is the best overall.
SO glad I read this book. I am a lover of classics but not a student of literature by any means. This was well front-loaded and supported just enough so you knew what was... Read morePublished 1 month ago by JandC.T
Goog summary of a little known document that precedes the Bible for 2000 years.Published 2 months ago by Jose L. Baselga
An interesting and very readable translation of the "Standard Babylonian" version of this epic. The translation team included the prominent American writer John Gardner. Read morePublished 7 months ago by R. Albin
I enjoyed this book because it brought a lot of things clear that were written in the Bible. Many people refer to the biblical flood and refer back to Gilgamesh's flood to relate... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jan E. Blackman
I love this edition of the book. It is a very direct translation that does not stray from the text at all. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Kyle W. Murray
I bought this book for school for my Mythology in Literature class and it was very well written (the parts of the tablet that could be read), but I'm not a fan of the story itself. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Kendra Mase
I strongly suggest reading this book before reading any others. It is excellently translated and the notes are so detailed. Gardner knows what he's doing.Published on December 7, 2012 by Cody
This book is written in an interesting fashion. Each section starts with a direct translation of the ancient text. Read morePublished on March 8, 2009 by Craig Clotfelter
This is the best translation into English of The Epic of Gilgamesh I've encountered, and I've read six. I don't imagine a better one will ever be written, either. Read morePublished on December 2, 2006 by Paul Eres