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The Resource Beowulf : an illustrated edition, translated by Seamus Heaney ; illustrations edited by John D. Niles

Beowulf : an illustrated edition, translated by Seamus Heaney ; illustrations edited by John D. Niles

Label
Beowulf : an illustrated edition
Title
Beowulf
Title remainder
an illustrated edition
Statement of responsibility
translated by Seamus Heaney ; illustrations edited by John D. Niles
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ang
  • eng
Summary
  • " More than one hundred glorious images, many of objects dating from the time of the story, enhance Seamus Heaney's masterful best-selling translation. 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 its immense emotional credibility, Seamus Heaney gives the great epic convincing reality for the reader. 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 scholar of old English, brings Heaney's remarkable, best-selling translation to life. 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. Now this mysterious world is transformed into one that only becomes more amazing after viewing its elegant goblets, dragon images, finely crafted gold jewelry, and the Danish landscape of its origins."--Publisher's website
  • Presents a translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic chronicling the heroic adventures of Beowulf, the Scandinavian warrior who saves his people from the ravages of the monster Grendel and Grendel's mother, with illustration of ancient artifacts from the time period
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
829/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR1583
LC item number
.H434 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-2013
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Heaney, Seamus
  • Niles, John D
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Grendel
  • Epic poetry, English (Old)
  • Monsters
  • Dragons
  • Scandinavia
Label
Beowulf : an illustrated edition, translated by Seamus Heaney ; illustrations edited by John D. Niles
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-255)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
152560557
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780393330106
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007027523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)152560557
Label
Beowulf : an illustrated edition, translated by Seamus Heaney ; illustrations edited by John D. Niles
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-255)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
152560557
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxvii, 260 pages
Isbn
9780393330106
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2007027523
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)152560557

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