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Beowulf: An Illustrated Edition

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  • Seller:swati21
  • Sales Rank:77,688
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:1st
  • Pages:260
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1.9
  • Dimensions (in):9.1 x 7.4 x 0.8
  • Publication Date:November 17, 2007
  • ISBN:0393330109
  • EAN:9780393330106
  • ASIN:0393330109
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Synopsis

Seamus Heaney's best-selling ?Beowulf? is now wedded to more than one hundred glorious images.

Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf ?is the elegiac narrative of the Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother. Drawn to what he has called the "four-squareness of the utterance" in ?Beowulf ?and its immense emotional credibility Seamus Heaney gives the great epic convincing reality

But how to visualize the poet's story has always been a challenge for modern-day readers. In Beowulf: An Illustrated Edition, John D. Niles, a specialist in Old English literature, provides visual counterparts to Heaney's remarkable translation. More than one hundred full-page illustrations—Viking warships, chain mail, lyres, spearheads, even a reconstruction of the Great Hall—make visible Beowulf's world and the elemental themes of his story: death, divine power, horror, heroism, disgrace, devotion, and fame. This mysterious world is now transformed into one of material splendor as readers view its elegant goblets, dragon images, and finely crafted gold jewelry against the backdrop of the Danish landscape of its origins.

80 color and 41 black-and-white illustrations

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