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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Perhaps crucial paintings written in outdated English, Beowulf grew out of a tradition very various from ours, and but its tale of warfare, violence, and heroism continues to be suitable to trendy readers. obtainable to school scholars, common readers, and undergraduates, this better half overviews the poem and its legacy. The preliminary chapters evaluation the plot of Beowulf, whereas later chapters talk about its variety and language, its cultural and old contexts, and its afterlife in modern well known culture.

The first a part of the e-book presents details of curiosity to a variety of readers, whereas the second one covers extra really expert issues. therefore the preliminary chapters evaluate the benefits of other 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 used to be J.R.R. Tolkien, and the ebook provides targeted recognition to his use of the poem in his personal fiction. highschool scholars, undergraduates, and common readers will locate this ebook a worthy advisor to 1 of the main demanding but enduring works of English literature.

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