Beowulf (Legends from the Ancient North) Michael Alexander

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Published: November 7th 2013

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208 pages


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Beowulf (Legends from the Ancient North)  by  Michael Alexander

Beowulf (Legends from the Ancient North) by Michael Alexander
November 7th 2013 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 208 pages | ISBN: | 6.54 Mb

Part of a new series Legends from the Ancient North, Beowulf is one of the classic books that influenced JRR Tolkiens The Hobbit and The Lord of the RingsSo the company of men led a careless life,All was well with them: until One beganTo encompass evil, an enemy from hell.Grendel they called this cruel spirit...J.R.R. Tolkien spent much of his life studying, translating and teaching the great epic stories of northern Europe, filled with heroes, dragons, trolls, dwarves and magic.

He was hugely influential for his advocacy of Beowulf as a great work of literature and, even if he had never written The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, would be recognised today as a significant figure in the rediscovery of these extraordinary tales.Legends from the Ancient North brings together from Penguin Classics five of the key works behind Tolkiens fiction.They are startling, brutal, strange pieces of writing, with an elemental power brilliantly preserved in these translations.They plunge the reader into a world of treachery, quests, chivalry, trials of strength.They are the most ancient narratives that exist from northern Europe and bring us as near as we will ever get to the origins of the magical landscape of Middle-earth (Midgard) which Tolkien remade in the 20th century.



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