Ruth A Johnston's A Companion to Beowulf PDF

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Perhaps crucial paintings written in outdated English, Beowulf grew out of a tradition very various from ours, and but its tale of battle, violence, and heroism is still appropriate to fashionable readers. available to school scholars, normal readers, and undergraduates, this spouse overviews the poem and its legacy. The preliminary chapters assessment the plot of Beowulf, whereas later chapters talk about its kind and language, its cultural and historic contexts, and its afterlife in modern renowned culture.

The first a part of the booklet offers details of curiosity to quite a lot of readers, whereas the second one covers extra really good subject matters. hence the preliminary chapters assessment the advantages of other translations and supply a close plot precis, whereas later chapters speak 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 ebook provides specified awareness to his use of the poem in his personal fiction. highschool scholars, undergraduates, and basic readers will locate this e-book a helpful advisor to 1 of the main not easy but enduring works of English literature.

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