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Title:Beowulf Simplified!: Includes Modern Translation, Study Guide, Historical Context, Biography, and Character Index
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Number of Pages:382
Category:Classics, Fiction, Fantasy, Literature, School, Mythology

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PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Beowulf Simplified!: Includes Modern Translation, Study Guide, Historical Context, Biography, and Character Index How can you appreciate Beowulf when you have no idea what it s saying If you ve ever sat down with the epic poem and found yourself scratching your head then this bundled book is just for you Inside you will find a comprehensive study guide and a modern retelling along with the original text of Beowulf Each section of this book may also be purchased individually

Beowulf

The national bestseller and winner of the Whitbread Award Composed toward the end of the first millennium Beowulf is the classic Northern epic of a hero s triumphs as a young warrior and his fated death as a defender of his people The poem is about encountering the monstrous defeating it and then having to live on physically and psychically exposed in the exhausted aftermath It is not hard to draw parallels in this story to the historical curve of consciousness in the twentieth century but the poem also transcends such considerations telling us psychological and spiritual truths that are permanent and liberating br br Beowulf is considered to have been composed between the th and the early th century According to Wikipedia it was first PUBLISHED in in a version by John Josias Conybeare


Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Written by an anonymous th century poet this epic poem is recognized as an equal of Chaucer s masterworks and of the great Old English poems including Beowulf This edition includes a Preface by Raffel and a new Introduction Revised reissue


The Song of Roland

On August Charlemagne s army was returning from a successful expedition against Saracen Spain when its rearguard was ambushed in a remote Pyrenean pass Out of this skirmish arose a stirring tale of war which was recorded in the oldest extant epic poem in French The Song of Roland written by an unknown poet tells of Charlemagne s warrior nephew Lord of the Breton Marches who valiantly leads his men into battle against the Saracens but dies in the massacre defiant to the end In majestic verses the battle becomes a symbolic struggle between Christianity and Islam while Roland s last stand is the ultimate expression of honour and feudal values of twelfth century France


Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo

i Sir Gawain and the Green Knight i and i Pearl i are two poems by an unknown author written in about i Sir Gawain i is a romance a fairy tale for adults full of life and colour but it is also much more than this being at the same time a powerful moral tale which examines religious and social values br br i Pearl i is apparently an elegy on the death of a child a poem pervaded with a sense of great personal loss but like i Gawain i it is also a sophisticated and moving debate on much less tangible matters br br i Sir Orfeo i is a slighter romance belonging to an earlier and different tradition It was a special favourite of Tolkien s The three translations represent the complete rhyme and alliterative schemes of the originals


Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Cleanness, Patience

For students of Middle English Andrew and Waldronincluded on a CD ROM at the back of the book for students to use as a working tool This timely revision ensures the continued quality and consummate translation that students and scholars have come to expect from the Andrew Waldron edition


Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, together with Sellic Spell

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The Mabinogion

i On the bank of the river he saw a tall tree from roots to crown one half was aflame and the other green with leaves i br br Drawing on myth folklore and history the stories of i The Mabinogion i passed through generations of storytellers before they were written down in the thirteenth century in the form we now read them Set in dual realms of the forests and valleys of Wales and the shadowy otherworld the tales are permeated by a dreamlike atmosphere In Math Son of Mathonwy two brothers plot to carry off the virginal Goewin while in Manawydan Son of Llyr a chieftain roams throughout Britain after a spell is cast over his land And King Arthur s court provides the backdrop to tales such as How Culhwch Won Olwen in which a young man must complete many tasks before he can marry a giant s daughter and Peredur Son of Evrawg who strives to prove his valour as a knight br br In his introduction Jeffrey Gantz discusses the sources oral tradition and artistry of the tales This edition includes introductory prefaces to each story a list for further reading and a note on pronunciation


The Nibelungenlied

Written by an unknown author in the twelfth century this powerful tale of murder and revenge reaches back to the earliest epochs of German antiquity transforming centuries old legend into a masterpiece of chivalric drama Siegfried a great prince of the Netherlands wins the hand of the beautiful princess Kriemhild of Burgundy by aiding her brother Gunther in his struggle to seduce a powerful Icelandic Queen But the two women quarrel and Siegfried is ultimately destroyed by those he trusts the most Comparable in scope to the Iliad this skilfully crafted work combines the fragments of half forgotten myths to create one of the greatest epic poems the principal version of the heroic legends used by Richard Wagner in The Ring


Beowulf

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The Death of King Arthur

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo, Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, The Mabinogion, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, The Death of King Arthur, Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary, together with Sellic Spell, Beowulf, The Nibelungenlied, The Song of Roland