Ruth A Johnston's A Companion to Beowulf PDF

By Ruth A Johnston

Perhaps crucial paintings written in previous English, Beowulf grew out of a tradition very varied from ours, and but its tale of warfare, violence, and heroism is still suitable to fashionable readers. obtainable to school scholars, normal readers, and undergraduates, this significant other overviews the poem and its legacy. The preliminary chapters overview the plot of Beowulf, whereas later chapters speak about its kind and language, its cultural and historic contexts, and its afterlife in modern renowned culture.

The first a part of the publication presents details of curiosity to a variety of readers, whereas the second one covers extra really good subject matters. therefore the preliminary chapters assessment the advantages of alternative translations and provide an in depth 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 was once J.R.R. Tolkien, and the e-book supplies detailed consciousness to his use of the poem in his personal fiction. highschool scholars, undergraduates, and basic readers will locate this e-book a priceless consultant to 1 of the main tough but enduring works of English literature.

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