The Epic of Gilgamesh: A Poetic Version

This is an award-winning poem written in heroic couplets about the Epic of Gilgamesh, the Sumerian tale of King Gilgamesh and Enkidu. The work also has twenty (20) illustrations in color. From this site, only the PDF edition with text only is available. However, the colored version of the book is available at all online bookstores in hardcover, paperback, and eBook editions. The link below in the Description will take you to the Amazon ordering page,
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The Epic of Gilgamesh: A Poetic Version offers a readable edition for this ancient tale that is seldom read. The story relates how King Gilgamesh develops his humanity from a tyrant to a man capable of compassion and genuine love. First, the king must discover friendship, which comes through a beast-like man known by the country folks as Enkidu. Both Gilgamesh and Enkidu complement each other, providing the missing part of their humanness to the other. The two men share many adventures until Enkidu is mortally wounded. Now Gilgamesh must bare the sorrow of the death of his friend. Yet he refuses to accept the finality of death and decides to search for the source of eternal life.

His search for eternal life leads Gilgamesh to strange lands as he meets some very interesting people. The wise Utnapishtim offers his version of the biblical flood and provides Gilgamesh the key to everlasting life.

Even though being one of the earliest examples of literature, The Epic of Gilgamesh remains timeless, because the tale speaks to the soul about the human condition and the desire to have purpose in life. The author set out to write this edition suitable for both young and old. Reading age: 12 and up.