Author : N.A
Publisher : Wordsworth Editions
Release :2007
Total pages :204
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 1840226145

Beowulf, a young warrior of the Geats, comes to the aid of Hrothgar, king of the Danes, in his time of need. He first fights the hellish Grendel, then struggles with Grendel's no less fearsome mother in her hall beneath the cold waters of the mere. More than fifty years later, he must face his final challenge in the shape of a huge dragon.

Author : Kevin Crossley-Holland
Publisher : Oxford Paperbacks
Release :1999-01-21
Total pages :128
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780192833204

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. Set in the half-legendary, half historical Scandinavian past, it tells the story of the hero Beowulf, who comes to the aid of the Danish king Hrothgar by killing first the terrifying, demonic monster Grendel, and then Grendel's infuriated and vengeful mother. A lifetime later, Beowulf's own kingdom, Geatland, is threatened by a fiery dragon; Beowulf heroically takes on this challenge, but himself dies killing the dragon. The poem celebrates the virtues of the heroic life, but Hrothgar and Beowulf are beacons of wisdom and courage in a dark world of feuds, violence and uncertainty, and Beowulf's selfless heroism is set against a background of ruthless power struggles, fratricide and tyranny. This acclaimed translation is complemented by a critical introduction and substantial editorial apparatus. `The poem has at last found its translator . . .supremely well done' Charles Causley

Author : Albert W. Haley
Publisher : Branden Publishing Company
Release :1978
Total pages :106
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0828317135

A version of the legend of Beowulf chronicles the epic struggle of the hero against the sinister monster, Grendel

Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release :2007
Total pages :288
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9781438113685

Presents eleven critical essays that analyze the structure, myth, and history of the Old English epic poem depicting the heroic deeds of Beowulf, a member of a Germanic tribe who travels to Denmark to help defeat a monster named Grendel.

Author : Charles William Kennedy
Publisher :
Release :1978
Total pages :121
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0195024354

A lengthy introduction discussing historical background accompanies the poem about the monster slayer Beowulf

Author : University of Toronto. Centre for Medieval Studies
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release :1997-01-01
Total pages :228
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0802078796

A seminal collection of studies on the date of Beowulf, now back in print, that overturned previous scholarship and raised much new information.

Author : Scott Gwara
Publisher : BRILL
Release :2008
Total pages :419
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9789004171701

Readers of "Beowulf" have noted inconsistencies in Beowulf's depiction, as either heroic or reckless. "Heroic Identity in the World of Beowulf" resolves this tension by emphasizing Beowulf's identity as a foreign fighter seeking glory abroad. Such men resemble "wreccan," "exiles" compelled to leave their homelands due to excessive violence. Beowulf may be potentially arrogant, therefore, but he learns prudence. This native wisdom highlights a king's duty to his warband, in expectation of Beowulf's future rule. The dragon fight later raises the same question of incompatible identities, hero versus king. In frequent reference to Greek epic and Icelandic saga, this revisionist approach to "Beowulf" offers new interpretations of flyting rhetoric, the custom of "men dying with their lord," and the poem's digressions.

Author : John Grigsby
Publisher : Watkins Publishing
Release :2005
Total pages :246
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : IND:30000111351825

The author of Heaven's Mirror and The Mars Mystery presents evidence that the legend of Beowulf originated in an ancient human sacrifice ritual that was suppressed in Britain and later found expression in this compelling tale. Original.

Author : John Mitchell Kemble
Publisher :
Release :1837
Total pages :127
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : BSB:BSB10039205

Author : Ruth A. Johnston,Ruth Johnston Staver
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release :2005
Total pages :227
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 031333224X

Overviews the background, plot, themes, and language of Beowulf and discusses the poem's afterlife in contemporary popular culture.