Beowulf and Other Stories

Beowulf and Other Stories
Author: Joe Allard,Richard North
Pages: 596
ISBN: 9781317860419
Available:
Release: 2014-04-23
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Beowulf & Other Stories was first conceived in the belief that the study of Old English – and its close cousins, Old Icelandic and Anglo-Norman – can be a genuine delight, covering a period as replete with wonder, creativity and magic as any other in literature. Now in a fully revised second edition, the collection of essays written by leading academics in the field is set to build upon its established reputation as the standard introduction to the literatures of the time. Beowulf & Other Stories captures the fire and bloodlust of the great epic, Beowulf, and the sophistication and eroticism of the Exeter Riddles. Fresh interpretations give new life to the spiritual ecstasy of The Seafarer and to the imaginative dexterity of The Dream of the Rood, andprovide the student and general reader with all they might need to explore and enjoy this complex but rewarding field. The book sheds light, too, on the shadowy contexts of the period, with suggestive and highly readable essays on matters ranging from the dynamism of the Viking Age to Anglo-Saxon input into The Lord of the Rings, from the great religious prose works to the transition from Old to Middle English. It also branches out into related traditions, with expert introductions to the Icelandic Sagas, Viking Religion and Norse Mythology. Peter S. Baker provides an outstanding guide to taking your first steps in the Old English language, while David Crystal provides a crisp linguistic overview of the entire period. With a new chapter by Mike Bintley on Anglo-Saxon archaeology and a revised chapter by Stewart Brookes on the prose writers of the English Benedictine Reform, this updated second edition will be essential reading for students of the period.

Beowulf Other Stories

Beowulf   Other Stories
Author: Richard North,Joe Allard
Pages: 525
ISBN: UCSC:32106018883048
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Written with verve, panache and a deep understanding of its subject, 'Beowulf' & Other Stories puts the pleasure back into studying Old English. ? A new action film, Beowulf and Grendel, is out very soon and so is an animated version of the tale starring angelina Jolie and Ray Winston ? There is lots of general interest in stories inspired by old English ? tolkein?s Lord of the Rings, Lewis?s Chronicles of Narnia ? The authors have a fantastic writing style ? engaging, witty, insightful ? this book will be a page-turner that focuses on what readers want to know, instead of what it is perceived they ought to know ? Gives the real low-down on the subject ? translates lots of the original text, allows readers to have a go at translation themselves, and gives readers the chance to learn some old English and some old Icelandic ? Contains colour photographs ? rare in this kind of book ? that will visually help to bring old English back to life

Beowulf and Other Stories

Beowulf and Other Stories
Author: Joe Allard,Richard North
Pages: 570
ISBN: 9781317860426
Available:
Release: 2014-04-23
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Beowulf & Other Stories was first conceived in the belief that the study of Old English – and its close cousins, Old Icelandic and Anglo-Norman – can be a genuine delight, covering a period as replete with wonder, creativity and magic as any other in literature. Now in a fully revised second edition, the collection of essays written by leading academics in the field is set to build upon its established reputation as the standard introduction to the literatures of the time. Beowulf & Other Stories captures the fire and bloodlust of the great epic, Beowulf, and the sophistication and eroticism of the Exeter Riddles. Fresh interpretations give new life to the spiritual ecstasy of The Seafarer and to the imaginative dexterity of The Dream of the Rood, andprovide the student and general reader with all they might need to explore and enjoy this complex but rewarding field. The book sheds light, too, on the shadowy contexts of the period, with suggestive and highly readable essays on matters ranging from the dynamism of the Viking Age to Anglo-Saxon input into The Lord of the Rings, from the great religious prose works to the transition from Old to Middle English. It also branches out into related traditions, with expert introductions to the Icelandic Sagas, Viking Religion and Norse Mythology. Peter S. Baker provides an outstanding guide to taking your first steps in the Old English language, while David Crystal provides a crisp linguistic overview of the entire period. With a new chapter by Mike Bintley on Anglo-Saxon archaeology and a revised chapter by Stewart Brookes on the prose writers of the English Benedictine Reform, this updated second edition will be essential reading for students of the period.

Valuepack Beowulf and Other Stories

Valuepack Beowulf and Other Stories
Author: Alan Sullivan,Timothy Murphy,Sarah Anderson
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1405854901
Available:
Release: 2007-05-24
Editor: Longman
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Until now, Old English has been a phrase to strike fear into the hearts of students of English. A combination of remoteness, both of time and language, and a general sense of disconnectedness has meant that Old English has sometimes been remembered as a chore, a slog through the foothills of literature. 'Beowulf' & Other Stories has been conceived in the firm belief that Old English - and its close cousins, Old Icelandic and Anglo-Norman - should be seen as a genuine delight, a period as replete with wonder and creativity and magic as any other in literature. The book forages with abandon through the literature of the period, turning up en route the fire and bloodlust of the great epic, Beowulf, and the sophistication and eroticism of the Exeter Riddles. Fresh interpretations give new life to the spiritual ecstasy of The Seafarer and to the imaginative dexterity of The Dream of the Rood. 'Beowulf' & Other Stories provides the student and general reader with all they might need to explore and enjoy this complex but rewarding field.The book sheds light, too, on the shadowy contexts of the period, with suggestive and highly readable essays on matters ranging from the dynamism of the Viking Age to Anglo-Saxon input into Lord of the Rings, from the great religious prose works to the transition from Old to Middle English. Beowulf & Other Stories also branches out into related traditions, with expert introductions to the Icelandic Sagas, Viking Religion and Norse Mythology. Peter S. Baker provides an outstanding guide to taking your first steps in the Old English language, while David Crystal provides a crisp linguistic overview of the entire period. Written throughout with verve, panache and a deep understanding of its subject, 'Beowulf' & Other Stories is set to be the standard introduction to the field for many years to come.

Beowulf and Other Old English Poems

Beowulf and Other Old English Poems
Author: Constance Hieatt
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780307434821
Available:
Release: 2010-05-26
Editor: Bantam Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Unique and beautiful, Beowulf brings to life a society of violence and honor, fierce warriors and bloody battles, deadly monsters and famous swords. Written by an unknown poet in about the eighth century, this masterpiece of Anglo-Saxton literature transforms legends, myth, history, and ancient songs into the richly colored tale of the hero Beowulf, the loathsome man-eater Grendel, his vengeful water-hag mother, and a treasure-hoarding dragon. The earliest surviving epic poem in any modern European language. Beowulf is a stirring portrait of a heroic world–somber, vast, and magnificent.

Beowulf Other Stories

Beowulf   Other Stories
Author: Richard North,Joe Allard
Pages: 556
ISBN: 1408286505
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Beowulf and Other Stories

Beowulf and Other Stories
Author: G. V. Smithers
Pages: 512
ISBN: 008041219X
Available:
Release: 1991-08-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Introduction to Old English

Introduction to Old English
Author: Peter S. Baker
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781444354201
Available:
Release: 2012-03-27
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Featuring numerous updates and additional anthology selections, the 3rd edition of Introduction to Old English confirms its reputation as a leading text designed to help students engage with Old English literature for the first time. A new edition of one of the most popular introductions to Old English Assumes no expertise in other languages or in traditional grammar Includes basic grammar reviews at the beginning of each major chapter and a “minitext” feature to aid students in practicing reading Old English Features updates and several new anthology readings, including King Alfred’s Preface to Gregory’s Pastoral Care

The Story of Beowulf

The Story of Beowulf
Author: Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780486149738
Available:
Release: 2012-03-15
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Marshall masterfully retells the earliest poem in the Anglo-Saxon language in simple prose, creating a rousing adventure about a monster-slaying hero that is suitable for readers ages 8 and older.

Stories of Beowulf Told to the Children

Stories of Beowulf Told to the Children
Author: H. E. Marshall
Pages: 60
ISBN: 138963082X
Available:
Release: 2017-09-14
Editor: Blurb
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Color edition. Originally written for a younger audience, this wonderful retelling of the Old English heroic epic poem Beowulf by master storyteller H.E. Marshall is one of the best introductions to this fine work of classic European mythology. It is without question one of the most important works of Anglo-Saxon litera-ture. Set in Scandinavia, this epic tells the story of Beowulf, a hero of the Geats in Scandinavia, who comes to help Hroogar, the king of the Danes, whose mead hall is under attack by a monster known as Gren-del. Beowulf slays Grendel, but the monster's mother then also attacks the mead hall in revenge. After another great battle, Beowulf defeats the second monster, and returns home in great glory and be-comes king of the Geats. Later in his reign, Beowulf is called upon to battle a dragon. Although he defeats the beast, he is fatally wounded in the struggle, and dies. His people bury the great king in a burial mound in Geatland, and his name passes into legend. H.E. Marshall's clear and concise style make her works easy reading not just for young people, but for all ages, and her books have stood the test of time to become great classics. Her version of Beowulf is no exception.

Longman Anthology of Old English Old Icelandic and Anglo Norman Literatures

Longman Anthology of Old English  Old Icelandic  and Anglo Norman Literatures
Author: Richard North,Joe Allard,Patricia Gillies
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781000154085
Available:
Release: 2020-11-26
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Longman Anthology of Old English, Old Icelandic and Anglo-Norman Literatures provides a scholarly and accessible introduction to the literature which was the inspiration for many of the heroes of modern popular culture, from The Lord of the Rings to The Chronicles of Narnia, and which set the foundations of the English language and its literature as we know it today. Edited, translated and annotated by the editors of Beowulf and Other Stories, the anthology introduces readers to the rich and varied literature of Britain, Scandinavia and France of the period in and around the Viking Age. Ranging from the Old English epic Beowulf through to the Anglo-Norman texts which heralded the transition Middle English, thematically organised chapters present elegies, eulogies, laments and followed by material on the Viking Wars in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Vikings gods and Icelandic sagas, and a final chapter on early chivalry introduces the new themes and forms which led to Middle English literature, including Arthurian Romances and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Laying out in parallel text format selections from the most important Old English, Old Icelandic and Anglo-Norman works, this anthology presents translated and annotated texts with useful bibliographic references, prefaced by a headnote providing useful background and explanation.

Longman Anthology of Old English Old Icelandic and Anglo Norman Literatures

Longman Anthology of Old English  Old Icelandic  and Anglo Norman Literatures
Author: Richard North,Joe Allard,Patricia Gillies
Pages: 888
ISBN: 9781000110999
Available:
Release: 2020-11-25
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Longman Anthology of Old English, Old Icelandic and Anglo-Norman Literatures provides a scholarly and accessible introduction to the literature which was the inspiration for many of the heroes of modern popular culture, from The Lord of the Rings to The Chronicles of Narnia, and which set the foundations of the English language and its literature as we know it today. Edited, translated and annotated by the editors of Beowulf and Other Stories, the anthology introduces readers to the rich and varied literature of Britain, Scandinavia and France of the period in and around the Viking Age. Ranging from the Old English epic Beowulf through to the Anglo-Norman texts which heralded the transition Middle English, thematically organised chapters present elegies, eulogies, laments and followed by material on the Viking Wars in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Vikings gods and Icelandic sagas, and a final chapter on early chivalry introduces the new themes and forms which led to Middle English literature, including Arthurian Romances and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. Laying out in parallel text format selections from the most important Old English, Old Icelandic and Anglo-Norman works, this anthology presents translated and annotated texts with useful bibliographic references, prefaced by a headnote providing useful background and explanation.

Beowulf a Hero s Tale Retold

Beowulf  a Hero s Tale Retold
Author: James Rumford
Pages: 46
ISBN: 061875637X
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A simplified and illustrated retelling of the exploits of the Anglo-Saxon warrior, Beowulf, and how he came to defeat the monster Grendel, Grendel's mother, and a dragon that threatened the kingdom.

Beowulf A New Translation

Beowulf  A New Translation
Author: Maria Dahvana Headley
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780374720155
Available:
Release: 2020-08-25
Editor: MCD x FSG Originals
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A new, feminist translation of Beowulf by the author of the much-buzzed-about novel The Mere Wife Nearly twenty years after Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf—and fifty years after the translation that continues to torment high-school students around the world—there is a radical new verse translation of the epic poem by Maria Dahvana Headley, which brings to light elements that have never before been translated into English, recontextualizing the binary narrative of monsters and heroes into a tale in which the two categories often entwine, justice is rarely served, and dragons live among us. A man seeks to prove himself as a hero. A monster seeks silence in his territory. A warrior seeks to avenge her murdered son. A dragon ends it all. The familiar elements of the epic poem are seen with a novelist’s eye toward gender, genre, and history—Beowulf has always been a tale of entitlement and encroachment, powerful men seeking to become more powerful, and one woman seeking justice for her child, but this version brings new context to an old story. While crafting her contemporary adaptation of Beowulf, Headley unearthed significant shifts lost over centuries of translation.

Beowulf An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn

Beowulf  An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn
Author: R. W. Chambers
Pages: 1352
ISBN: EAN:4057664106148
Available:
Release: 2019-11-19
Editor: Good Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Beowulf: An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn" by R. W. Chambers. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Beowulf

Beowulf
Author: Gareth Hinds,Leslie Siddeley
Pages: 40
ISBN: 1893131017
Available:
Release: 1999-04-01
Editor: Thecomic.Com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Adaptation of Beowulf.

Beowulf

Beowulf
Author: Anonymous Anonymous
Pages: 203
ISBN: 9781623958022
Available:
Release: 2015-03-10
Editor: Xist Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Epic poetry at its finest Beowulf is one of the most studied and praised English classic. Originally written over a thousand years ago, the story celebrates Beowulf, a young Swedish nobleman who has battled monsters and dragons to keep his people safe. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes

Grendel

Grendel
Author: John Gardner
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780307756787
Available:
Release: 2010-06-02
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first and most terrifying monster in English literature, from the great early epic Beowulf, tells his own side of the story in this frequently banned book. This classic and much lauded retelling of Beowulf follows the monster Grendel as he learns about humans and fights the war at the center of the Anglo Saxon classic epic. This is the book William Gass called "one of the finest of our contemporary fictions."

Beowulf

Beowulf
Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland,Heather O'Donoghue
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780199555291
Available:
Release: 2008-10-09
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Beowulf is the longest and finest literary work to have come down to us from Anglo-Saxon times, and one of the world's greatest epic poems. This acclaimed translation is complemented by a critical introduction and substantial editorial apparatus.

THE SAGA OF BEOWULF retold as a story for Young Adults

THE SAGA OF BEOWULF retold as a story for Young Adults
Author: Anon E. Mouse
Pages: 107
ISBN: 9781907256516
Available:
Release: 2010-03
Editor: Abela Publishing Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The EASY READING edition of the epic 3,182 line poem especially retold for children and young adults by Strafford Riggs. If you ever just wanted to know the story of Beowulf without having to plough through the 3,182 lines of the epic poem, then this book is for you, because here it has been retold in the form of an easy reading novel aimed at children and young people. Set in the time when men were knighted for achieving great feats, and great the feats of Beowulf were. Dismissed by the King’s Earls as clumsy, lazy and a sluggard, he was also shunned by his peers for his strength and prowess with the sword and spear. On hearing of the monster Grendel, he announced his intention to sail for the Daneland to prove his worth and prove his accusers wrong. And this he did, killing not only the monster Grendel but also its evil monster-mother. On his return home he was proclaimed the greatest hero of the North by the very same who condemned him. In time he becomes king of Geatsland and an extended period of prosperity follows, ended only by a flame-breathing, steam belching dragon. Once again our hero sallies forth. Once again the dragon is defeated, but this time so is our hero. The Saga of Beowulf was written in Olde England, but set in Scandinavia. It has variously been dated to between the 8th and the early 11th centuries. In its original form it is an epic poem told in historical perspective; a story of epic events and of great people of a heroic past. 33% of the profit from the sale of this book will be donated to Charities. TAGS: Beowulf, Viking, norse, epic, saga, action, adventure, heroes, Scandinavia, daneland, northern kingdom, grendel. Monster, mother, geatsland, steam belching, dragon, fire breathing, flame breathing, acid belching,