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"The myth of Phaedra, or Phedre, is one of the most powerful in all of classical mythology. As interpreted by the French playwright Jean Racine (1639-99), the story of the dying queen's obsessive love for her stepson, Hippolytus, has come to be known as one of the great dramas of tragic infatuation, a tale of love strong enough to bring down a kingdom." "For this translation Ted Hughes replaced Racine's alexandrines, with a lean, high-tension English verse that serves eloquently to convey the passions of his protagonists."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780374231149
Call Number: 842.4 R115p 1990
Characteristics: 87 p. ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Hughes, Ted 1930-1998


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