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Read online Beowulf Simplified!: Includes Modern Translation, Study Guide, Historical Context, Biography, and Character Index.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Beowulf Simplified!: Includes Modern Translation, Study Guide, Historical Context, Biography, and Character Index How can you appreciate Beowulf when you have no idea what it s saying If you ve ever sat down with the epic poem and found yourself scratching your head then this bundled book is just for you Inside you will find a comprehensive study guide and a modern retelling along with the original text of Beowulf Each section of this book may also be purchased individually by Unknown

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Beowulf Simplified!: Includes Modern Translation, Study Guide, Historical Context, Biography, and Character Index
Title:Beowulf Simplified!: Includes Modern Translation, Study Guide, Historical Context, Biography, and Character Index
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Number of Pages:382
Category:classics, fiction, fantasy, literature, school, mythology
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On August Charlemagne s army was returning from a successful expedition against Saracen Spain when its rearguard was ambushed in a remote Pyrenean pass Out of this skirmish arose a stirring tale of war which was recorded in the oldest extant epic poem in French The Song of Roland written by an unknown poet tells of Charlemagne s warrior nephew Lord of the Breton Marches who valiantly leads his men into battle against the Saracens but dies in the massacre defiant to the end In majestic verses the battle becomes a symbolic struggle between Christianity and Islam while Roland s last stand is the ultimate expression of honour and feudal values of twelfth century France, The national bestseller and winner of the Whitbread Award Composed toward the end of the first millennium Beowulf is the classic Northern epic of a hero s triumphs as a young warrior and his fated death as a defender of his people The poem is about encountering the monstrous defeating it and then having to live on physically and psychically exposed in the exhausted aftermath It is not hard to draw parallels in this story to the historical curve of consciousness in the twentieth century but the poem also transcends such considerations telling us psychological and spiritual truths that are permanent and liberating br br Beowulf is considered to have been composed between the th and the early th century According to Wikipedia it was first PUBLISHED in in a version by John Josias Conybeare, No description available, Written by an anonymous th century poet this epic poem is recognized as an equal of Chaucer s masterworks and of the great Old English poems including Beowulf This edition includes a Preface by Raffel and a new Introduction Revised reissue