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Oedipus the King: Complete Text with Integrated Study Guide from Shmoop [Kindle Edition]

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You get the full original text of this play interwoven with a smart, plain-spoken guide to the characters, quotes, themes, symbols, and more from Shmoop. Produced in 430 B.C. and written by the great Greek playwright Sophocles, Oedipus the King is the first play in a series of three plays about the fate of Oedipus, King of Thebes, and of his children. The play tells the story of a man who unknowingly kills his father and marries his mother, and who then becomes king of Thebes. Themes of fate, free will, and family color Oedipus the King, and the play is famous for influencing Sigmund Freud’s theory of the “Oedipus Complex.”Designed exclusively for Kindle readers, Shmoop Classics for Kindle offer the original text of some of the greatest works of literature with a built-in interactive guide to help you dig deep into the characters, symbols, themes, and big questions of the book. For the student and the life-long learner alike, take your classroom on the road and build your brain muscles daily. No need to weigh your backpack down, no need to waste paper, no need to get sleepy in class. Shmoop is here to make you a better lover of literature and to help you discover connections to other works of literature, history, current events, and pop culture. You’ll find thought-provoking character analyses, quotes, summaries, themes, symbols, trivia, and lots of insightful commentary. Key quotes from the original text are linked to deep analysis from Shmoop. Academics from top universities, including Stanford, Berkeley, Harvard, and Columbia, have written content designed to engage you and to get your brain bubbling. With Shmoop’s fun, conversational, and accessible tone, you’ll feel as though you are chatting with friends over coffee. These interactive study guides will help you discover and rediscover some of the greatest works of all time. For more information, check out http://www.shmoop.com/ballyhoo/kindle-ebooks.html "Best of the Internet" - PC Magazine"Shmoop impresses me because it is intentionally about learning, and the joy of learning, not just about passing courses and jumping through educational hoops." - Paul Hamilton, teacher and education blogger"Shmoop features deep analysis of topics in history and literature, sprinkled with a heavy dose of wry humor." – eSchoolNews

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  • File Size: 172 KB
  • Print Length: 215 pages
  • Publisher: Shmoop University, Inc. (July 28, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002JB3E6K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #102,662 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Oedipus June 28, 2014
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Easy to follow version with insightful notes. I like the layout of the book and all the various topics of info
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