This is Hughes's version of Alcestis - the story of a king, Admetus, who is able to escape death because his wife, Alcestis, has volunteered to die in his place.
It is a tragedy about being beckoned to die, and also a story of death defeated.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 96 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 04/09/2000
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9780571205806