Jocasta: ''Wife And Mother'' (a copy from the author's library).

By: Aldiss, Brian W.

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Historical fantasy in ancient Thebes, ''which retells Sophocles's Oedipus Rex through the eyes of his knowing, vigorous, doom-haunted wife''. LIMITED EDITION: 750 unsigned numbered copies printed: note: the signature of the author found on the limitation page is a facsimile. This copy is from the author's own library, with a white printed label signed by Wendy Aldiss affixed at the rear of the book, stating/''This book was a personal copy of the author Brian W. Aldiss, part of his effects at his home at the time of his death in August 2017. Wendy Aldiss, Literary Executor Brian Aldiss Estate''.

''The tragedy of Oedipus is precipitated by his unwitting marriage to his mother, Jocasta. Brian Aldiss's psychological novel re-examines the entire Oedipus drama from Jocasta's point of view. At first, the minor vexations in her comfortable family life include having a Sphinx roaming the Theban palace, and dealing with her old grandmother, Semele, a relic of the Bronze Age who still practices magic. Gradually, however, the falsity of Jocasta’s position becomes apparent. The oracle of the gods proves inescapable. Nemesis follows. In Jocasta, Brian Aldiss brings vividly to life the ancient world of dreaming Thebes: a world of sun-drenched landscapes, golden dust, sphynxes, Furies, hermaphroditic philosophers, ghostly apparitions and ambivalent gods''.

Title: Jocasta: ''Wife And Mother'' (a copy from the author's library).

Author Name: Aldiss, Brian W.

Categories: Other,

Edition: First edition (& 1st printing).

Publisher: The Rose Press: London.: 2004.

ISBN Number: 0954827708

ISBN Number 13: 9780954827700

Binding: Hardcover.

Grading: Fine copy as issued without dustjacket (as new).

Seller ID: 15046