By Ruth A. Johnston
Perhaps crucial paintings written in outdated English, Beowulf grew out of a tradition very assorted from ours, and but its tale of warfare, violence, and heroism is still correct to fashionable readers. obtainable to school scholars, normal readers, and undergraduates, this spouse 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 issues. hence the preliminary chapters assessment the benefits of other translations and provide 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 e-book supplies unique cognizance to his use of the poem in his personal fiction. highschool scholars, undergraduates, and basic readers will locate this publication a worthy consultant to at least one of the main tough but enduring works of English literature.