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Beowulf

Author: J. Lesslie Hall
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Beowulf

Author: J. Lesslie J. Lesslie Hall
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ISBN: 9781532849114
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Why buy our paperbacks? Standard Font size of 10 for all books High Quality Paper Fulfilled by Amazon Expedited shipping 30 Days Money Back Guarantee BEWARE of Low-quality sellers Don't buy cheap paperbacks just to save a few dollars. Most of them use low-quality papers & binding. Their pages fall off easily. Some of them even use very small font size of 6 or less to increase their profit margin. It makes their books completely unreadable. How is this book unique? Unabridged (100% Original content) Font adjustments & biography included Illustrated About Beowulf by J. Lesslie Hall Beowulf is an Old English epic poem consisting of 3182 alliterative lines. It is the oldest surviving long poem in Old English and is commonly cited as one of the most important works of Old English literature. It was written in England some time between the 8th and the early 11th century. The author was an anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet, referred to by scholars as the "Beowulf poet". The poem is set in Scandinavia. Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, comes to the aid of Hrothgar, the king of the Danes, whose mead hall in Heorot has been under attack by a monster known as Grendel. After Beowulf slays him, Grendel's mother attacks the hall and is then also defeated. Victorious, Beowulf goes home to Geatland (Götaland in modern Sweden) and later becomes king of the Geats. After a period of fifty years has passed, Beowulf defeats a dragon, but is fatally wounded in the battle. After his death, his attendants cremate his body and erect a tower on a headland in his memory. The full poem survives in the manuscript known as the Nowell Codex, located in the British Library. It has no title in the original manuscript, but has become known by the name of the story's protagonist. In 1731, the manuscript was badly damaged by a fire that swept through Ashburnham House in London that had a collection of medieval manuscripts assembled by Sir Robert Bruce Cotton

Beowulf Anthology Illustrated

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The three translations of Beowulf in this anthology are available elsewhere in paperback. I have included all three together in one paperback volume. The translations in this work were not merely downloaded from public domain sources, pasted together in a document, had a price affixed, and published, as other editors seem to have done. I made a careful decision of where to place the caesura, pause mid-line, artfully between syllables, added the mid-line's punctuation and also punctuated the end-of-line in 9,610 lines of epic poetry. I did this to indicate where pauses should occur in reading and vocal performance. I also included a pronunciation guide and internet study links to help teachers and students of the epic. Many modern prose versions of Beowulf don't exhibit the rhythm, fire, and dramatic drive the original listeners experienced. The original orators of the epic performed Beowulf aloud as a spoken word performance and public entertainment. This re-edited version gives more closely the original experience of line pairs with distinctive pauses and rhythmic repetitions of syllable sounds. In the ancient tradition the audience of tribe members enjoyed this entertainment through long winters around wood fires in their dark, smoky longhouses. They heard a cyclical, driving rhythm. I imagine a drumbeat and the plucking of the strings of a lyre helped to draw the listeners out of their daily existences and into the many tales of high adventure of which we now have but a few remaining examples in writing.There was boasting, bragging, aggressive speech, and celebration of the warrior's spirit. It was the pounding rhythm of a warrior society living on the edge every day, living each day as if it could be their last.

Beowulf Illustrated

Author: John Lesslie Hall
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ISBN: 3730989618
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In the poem, Beowulf, a hero of the Geats in Scandinavia, comes to the aid of Hroðgar, the king of the Danes, whose mead hall (in Heorot) has been under attack by a monster known as Grendel. After Beowulf slays him, Grendel's mother attacks the hall and is then also defeated. Victorious, Beowulf goes home to Geatland in Sweden and later becomes king of the Geats. After a period of fifty years has passed, Beowulf defeats a dragon, but is fatally wounded in the battle. After his death, his attendants bury him in a tumulus, a burial mound, in Geatland. John Lesslie Hall translated Beowulf in 1897 though the original author of the great work is unknown

Beowulf

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THE present work is a modest effort to reproduce approximately, in modern measures, the venerable epic, Beowulf. Approximately, I repeat; for a very close reproduction of Anglo-Saxon verse would, to a large extent, be prose to a modern ear. The Heyne-Socin text and glossary have been closely followed. Occasionally a deviation has been made, but always for what seemed good and sufficient reason. The translator does not aim to be an editor. Once in a while, however, he has added a conjecture of his own to the emendations quoted from the criticisms of other students of the poem.