- Series: Dover Thrift Editions
- Paperback: 47 pages
- Publisher: Dover Publications; Rep Una edition (April 19, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0486275485
- ISBN-13: 978-0486275482
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.2 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Medea (Dover Thrift Editions) Rep Una Edition
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Greek
From the Back Cover
One of the most powerful and enduring of Greek tragedies, Medea centers on the myth of Jason, leader of the Argonauts, who has won the dragon-guarded treasure of the Golden Fleece with the help of the sorceress Medea. Having married Medea and fathered her two children, Jason abandons her for a more favorable match, never suspecting the terrible revenge she will take.
Euripides' masterly portrayal of the motives fiercely driving Medea's pursuit of vengeance for her husband's insult and betrayal has held theater audiences spellbound for more than twenty centuries. Rex Warner's authoritative translation brings this great classic of world literature vividly to life.
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Top Customer Reviews
>>>>>Warning harsh language/content/cursing in book<<<<<<<< The book is roughly 1/4 inch thick. The text is practically typed in size 20 font with double space and something readable like Times New Roman. Nothing fancy. Took my ~4 hours to read it from beginning to end without distractions. Could be different as there are different version of this book floating around. I have seen some as small as size 10 font in Calibri.
If you are doing a literary analysis and critical thinking, I'd suggest ~6 hours.
If you are reading this for fun, you can spend less than ~30 minutes and shred through the book like nobody's business.
My College bookstore ran out of stock on this book and was a required reading by my English Professor, so I had to shop from Amazon for this.
Not sure if I'd recommend, but if you happen to have roughly ~4 hours to kill in a society flooded with media and smartphones and distractions, then by all means read this book.
The play centers around Medea, a goddess who falls madly in love, emphasis on MADLY, with Jason. She gives up everything for this man. We're talking killing, stealing, betraying her father and home, the whole kitten caboodle. She has 2 sons by him then one day, bang........homeboy hooks up with this younger chick, leaves Medea and the kids and marries this home-wrecker. Say what???? Say it isn't so........ oh, it's so!
To put icing on the cake, this home-wrecker's daddy (Creon) banishes her from the land. Allowed to stay one more day she plots her revenge and baby she went for it. Unfortunately her revenge is an act that would cost a lifetime of suffering not only her husband but herself as well.
Medea, although a quick read, is very powerful. You will agree with Medea and understand her pain but will hate her for her decisions. Jason is a loser who tries to convince Medea that what he was doing was for a good reason. Let me tell you something, no one (woman) in there right mind would believe it. What's interesting is the mentality of both individuals. Medea was not afraid to show her emotions, whether sadness, fear or anger but Jason remained calmed and had no hatred towards her. She screamed at him, called him names, yet he thought they could still remain friends until the end.
With no idea what this play was about or how it would turn out. I'm glad I chose it.