Beowulf (Paperback)

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By Seamus Heaney (Translator), John D. Niles (Other)
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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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393330106
ISBN-10: 0393330109
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: November 17th, 2007
Pages: 260
Language: English