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Beowulf

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 208 Nombre de pages
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Beowulf's adventures stand in front of the wide historical canvas of 5th and 6th century Scandinavia. Against this background of f... Lire la suite
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Description

Beowulf's adventures stand in front of the wide historical canvas of 5th and 6th century Scandinavia. Against this background of feuding and feasting, Beowulf kills the monster Grendel and her mother, and defends his people against a dragon in a battle that leaves them both mortally wounded.

Auteur

Michael Alexander (translator) is Berry Professor of English Literature at the University of St Andrews. He has translated The Earliest English Poems, The Canterbury Tales: The First Fragment, and Beowulf for Penguin.



Texte du rabat

Finest heroic poem in Old English celebrates the exploits of Beowulf, a young nobleman of southern Sweden. Combines myth, Christian and pagan elements, and history into a powerful narrative. Genealogies.



Résumé
Tells the story of the heroic Beowulf and of his battles, first with the monster Grendel, who has laid waste to the great hall of the Danish king Hrothgar, then with Grendel's avenging mother, and finally with a dragon that threatens to devastate his homeland.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: Beowulf
Sous-titre: a Verse Translation
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Traducteur:
Code EAN: 9780140449310
ISBN: 978-0-14-044931-0
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Penguin Books
Genre: Poésie et théâtre
nombre de pages: 208
Année: 2003