Oedipus the King by Sophocles

Oedipus the King is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles that was first performed c. 429 BC. It was the second of Sophocles's three Theban plays to be produced, but it comes first in the internal chronology, followed by Oedipus at Colonus and then Antigone. Over the centuries, it has come to be regarded by many as the Greek tragedy par excellence.

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The Three Theban Plays: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus Mass Market Paperback 386411 $3.00
The Three Theban Plays (Penguin Classics) Hardcover 1292485 $19.57 $15.48
Sophocles I: Oedipus The King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone (The Complete Greek Tragedies) Paperback 4544 $86.00 $2.00 1991
The Three Theban Plays: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus Paperback 2484627 $0.63
Oedipus the King (Classic Drama) Audio CD 932256 $7.57 $3.18
Oedipus the King and Antigone (Crofts Classics) Paperback 3975866 $0.35
The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus Kindle Edition 29732 $9.22 1984
Oedipus the King (Enriched Classics) Kindle Edition 164013 $3.79 2012
Oedipus the King (Washington Square Press Enriched Classic) Mass Market Paperback 916266 $2.95 $0.01 2001
Oedipus Rex (Minnesota drama editions) Hardcover 4383267 $0.35 1972
Sophocles I: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus (The Complete Greek Tragedies) Kindle Edition 123781 $7.80 2013
Sophocles I: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus (The Complete Greek Tragedies) Hardcover 2098283 $31.69 $25.00 2013
Oedipus the King Kindle Edition 90442 $6.59 2012
Oedipus the King (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Kindle Edition 96653 $5.84 1978
Oedipus the King Hardcover 2330994 $10.56 $4.42 2010
Oedipus (Drama Classics) Paperback 3835093 $7.99 $0.01 2001
Oedipus the King Kindle Edition 97942 $2.99 2010
Oedipus the King Paperback 536176 $2.05 $0.01 1984
Oedipus the King (Methuen Drama Student Editions) Paperback 914832 $8.41 $3.90 2008
Oedipus The King (Minnesota Drama Editions) Paperback 288185 $8.00 $0.22 1972
Oedipus the King: In Plain and Simple English Paperback 550484 $6.19 $999.11 2012
Oedipus the King: A New Translation Paperback 173669 $3.55 $3.22 2012
The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus & other Bonus works Kindle Edition 29321 2015
Oedipus the King (EasyRead Super Large 18pt Edition) Paperback 6093991 $8.99 2008
Oedipus the King and Other Tragedies: Oedipus the King, Aias, Philoctetes, Oedipus at Colonus (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback 735389 $7.37 $8.51 2016
Oedipus the King Audible Audio Edition 11181 $11.95 2000
Oedipus the King (Plays for Performance Series) Paperback 1202777 $5.34 $0.40 2000
Oedipus the King (Plays for Performance Series) Hardcover 10165473 $4,215.00 2000
Sophocles' Oedipus the King (Greek Tragedies Retold) Hardcover 2719094 $3.34 $3.32 2004
The Three Theban Plays: Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus; and Antigone Paperback 203982 $7.13 2014
Oedipus Rex (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback 7788 $0.01 $0.01 1991
Oedipus the King Kindle Edition 410060 2012
Oedipus the King (Paperback) Paperback 1283513 $1.61 1972
Oedipus the King (EasyRead Edition) Paperback 6071198 $40.85 2008
Oedipus the King (Oedipus Rex) Paperback 910581 $4.00 $0.99 2010
Oedipus the King Paperback 6950247 $7.42 $11.27 2014
The Oedipus Plays of Sophocles: Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone Paperback 1775321 $23.08 $18.00 2011
Oedipus the King Audible Audio Edition 9199 $9.95 2006
Oedipus the King (Enriched Classics) Mass Market Paperback 115288 $1.38 $0.01 2005
Oedipus the King Paperback 54084 $2.53 $1.32 2010
Oedipus the King (Greek Tragedy in New Translations) Paperback 316640 $2.99 $0.01 1988
Oedipus the King Kindle Edition 459486 2015
Oedipus the King Paperback 1916894 $5.07 2013
Oedipus the King Paperback 952703 $2.53 $2.48 2007
Oedipus the King and Antigone Paperback 382504 $6.94 $0.97 1960
The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus Paperback 3407 $6.21 $1.06 2000
Sophocles I: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus (The Complete Greek Tragedies) Paperback 20407 $5.50 $3.79 2013