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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. 80 color and 41 black-and-white illustrations.

Review:

"This illustrated edition is possibly the finest version of Heaney's translation yet." Neil Gaiman, bestselling author of Stardust and co-writer of the movie screenplay

Review:

"The original oldie but goodie....This is a more modern translation, meant for the lay reader." Library Journal

Book News Annotation:

John D. Niles, a Beowulf specialist who teaches at the U. of Wisconsin, Madison, has selected a terrific array of artifacts, here presented in full-page color plates, to complement Heaney's celebrated translation of the epic poem (the translation was first published in 2000). Groups of gold rings, drinking horns, helmets, jewels, and other objects, as well as evocative photos of the Danish landscape enrich the reader's experience. Niles provides a lengthy afterword discussing the tale and the artifacts and Heaney also provides an essay about his translation. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Enhancing Heaney's masterful bestselling translation of this classic Old English poem, Niles's illustrations help modern-day readers visualize the story by bringing it to life.

Synopsis:

More than one hundred glorious images, many of objects dating from the time of the story, enhance Seamus Heaney's masterful best-selling translation.

Synopsis:

More than one hundred glorious images, many of objects dating from the time of the story, enhance Seamus Heaney's masterful best-selling translation.

Synopsis:

Seamus Heaney's best-selling ? is now wedded to more than one hundred glorious images.

Synopsis:

Composed toward the end of the first millennium, ?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 what he has called the "four-squareness of the utterance" in ?and its immense emotional credibility Seamus Heaney gives the great epic convincing reality

About the Author

Seamus Heaney received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995; he teaches regularly at Harvard University and lives in Dublin.

John D. Niles is the Nancy C. Hoefs Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393330106
Author:
Heaney, Seamus
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Illustrator:
Niles, John D.
Illustrations Edited by:
Niles, John D.
Editor:
Niles, John D.
Author:
Niles, John D.
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Dragons
Subject:
Monsters
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Copyright:
Publication Date:
November 5, 2007
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
80 color and 41 black-and-white illustra
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 8 in

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"Review" by , "This illustrated edition is possibly the finest version of Heaney's translation yet."
"Review" by , "The original oldie but goodie....This is a more modern translation, meant for the lay reader."
"Synopsis" by , Enhancing Heaney's masterful bestselling translation of this classic Old English poem, Niles's illustrations help modern-day readers visualize the story by bringing it to life.
"Synopsis" by , More than one hundred glorious images, many of objects dating from the time of the story, enhance Seamus Heaney's masterful best-selling translation.
"Synopsis" by , More than one hundred glorious images, many of objects dating from the time of the story, enhance Seamus Heaney's masterful best-selling translation.
"Synopsis" by , Seamus Heaney's best-selling ? is now wedded to more than one hundred glorious images.
"Synopsis" by , Composed toward the end of the first millennium, ?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 what he has called the "four-squareness of the utterance" in ?and its immense emotional credibility Seamus Heaney gives the great epic convincing reality
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