Prometheus Illbound

André Gide (1869 - 1951)
Translated by Mary Lilian Share Harmsworth (1874 - 1937)

There is a witty and absurdist character to this contemporary setting of the plight of Prometheus, in which Zeus appears as a tremendously wealthy banker, meting out gratuitous fortune. Prometheus' troubled relationship with his liver-devouring eagle provides a means of insight for those he encounters. Rather than a myth the story has the nature of a fable. ( Peter Tucker)

Genre(s): Myths, Legends & Fairy Tales

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface by the translator Peter Tucker
Play 01 A Chronicle of Private Morality Peter Tucker
Play 02 The Imprisonment of Prometheus Peter Tucker
Play 03 The Illness of Damocles Peter Tucker