Free kindle The Theban Plays: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone (Dover Thrift Editions) By Sophocles –

The stirring tale of a legendary royal family s fall and ultimate redemption, the Theban trilogy endures as the crowning achievement of Greek drama Sophocles three play cycle, chronicling Oedipus s search for the truth and its tragic results, remains essential reading for English and classical studies majors as well as for all students of Western civilizationOedipus Rex unfolds amid a city in the relentless grip of a plague When an oracle proclaims that only an act of vengeance will lift the curse from Thebes, King Oedipus vows to bring a murderer to justice His quest engenders a series of keen dramatic ironies, culminating in the fulfillment of a dreaded prophecy Oedipus at Colonus finds the former ruler in exile Old and blind, he seeks a peaceful place to end his torment, but finds only challenges from his reluctant hosts and a summons back to Thebes from his warring sons The trilogy concludes with Antigone, in which Oedipus s courageous daughter defies her tyrannical uncle in a provocative exploration of the demands of loyalty and duty