A Companion to Beowulf by Ruth A Johnston

By Ruth A Johnston

Perhaps crucial paintings written in outdated English, Beowulf grew out of a tradition very various from ours, and but its tale of battle, violence, and heroism continues to be appropriate to trendy readers. available to school scholars, common readers, and undergraduates, this significant other overviews the poem and its legacy. The preliminary chapters evaluation the plot of Beowulf, whereas later chapters talk about its kind and language, its cultural and old contexts, and its afterlife in modern well known culture.

The first a part of the ebook offers info of curiosity to quite a lot of readers, whereas the second one covers extra really good themes. hence the preliminary chapters evaluation the benefits of alternative translations and supply an in depth plot precis, whereas later chapters talk about the poem's language and magnificence, its remedy of faith, its relation to Anglo-Saxon tradition, and its legacy in pop culture. one of many maximum Beowulf students used to be J.R.R. Tolkien, and the publication supplies distinct realization to his use of the poem in his personal fiction. highschool scholars, undergraduates, and normal readers will locate this ebook a worthy consultant to at least one of the main tough but enduring works of English literature.

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