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Euripides' Alcestis

(2011)
A collection of poems by

 
 
Alcestis is the story of a king, Admetus, who is able to escape death because his wife, Alcestis, has volunteered to die in his place. Ted Hughes's version goes beyond translation to an inspired rethinking of the story in terms of his own vision of human suffering.

Although he started working on this piece in 1993, he did not finish until a few months before his death in 1998. It is the culmination of an extraordinarily productive period of work, which saw the publication of Tales from Ovid (1997), Birthday Letters (1998) and The Oresteia (1999).

Genre: Fantasy

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Used availability for Ted Hughes's Euripides' Alcestis

Hardback Editions

October 1999 : UK Hardback
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Title: Alcestis: In a Version by Ted Hughes
Author(s): Euripides, Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-571-20266-7 / 978-0-571-20266-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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September 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: Euripides' Alcestis: A New Translation
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-374-14920-8 / 978-0-374-14920-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

September 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Euripides' Alcestis: In a Version by Ted Hughes
Author(s): Ted Hughes
ISBN: 0-571-20580-1 / 978-0-571-20580-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2011 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Euripides' Alcestis
Author(s): Ted Hughes
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA