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 conflict, violence, and heroism is still appropriate to trendy readers. available to school scholars, common readers, and undergraduates, this better half overviews the poem and its legacy. The preliminary chapters overview the plot of Beowulf, whereas later chapters speak about its variety and language, its cultural and old contexts, and its afterlife in modern renowned culture.
The first a part of the ebook presents details of curiosity to a variety of readers, whereas the second one covers extra really expert subject matters. therefore 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 elegance, 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 ebook provides designated recognition to his use of the poem in his personal fiction. highschool scholars, undergraduates, and common readers will locate this publication a worthy advisor to at least one of the main not easy but enduring works of English literature.
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A Companion to Beowulf by Ruth A Johnston