An adaptation by the Poet Laureate of Racine's play of the same name. Phedre burns with passion for Hippolytus, her stepson. His father, Theseus, is made to believe that it is Hippolytus who is lusting after Phedre, and begs Neptune to kill his son, which he does before discovering the truth.
Publisher: Faber & Faber ISBN: 9780571196050 Number of pages: 96 Weight: 111 g Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 8 mm Edition: Main
Primarily recognised as a poet, Edward (“Ted”) Hughes was one of the most important and influential writers of the Twentieth Century and a former Poet Laureate. He is remembered for collections including Crow and Remains of Elmet as well as Birthday Letters, his late record of his tempestuous marriage to fellow poet Sylvia Plath, and his children’s fable The Iron Man.
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