By Heather O'Donoghue, Kevin Crossley-Holland
The best literary paintings handed right down to us from Anglo-Saxon instances, Beowulf celebrates the life of heroism in a gloomy global of feuds, violence, and uncertainty. Set within the mythical Scandinavian earlier, Beowulf involves the help of the Danish king Hrothgar via killing the terrifying monster Grendel and its vengeful mom. a life-time later, Beowulf courageously prepares for one more nice conflict whilst a fiery dragon threatens his personal state. This acclaimed translation includes a serious creation, an entire index of names, and large notes.
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Then Hrothgar's thane leaped onto his horse and, brandishing a spear, galloped down to the shore; there, he asked at once: 'Warriors! Who are you, in your coats of mail, who have steered your tall ship over the sea-lanes to these shores? I've been a coastguard here for many years, kept watch by the sea, so that no enemy band should encroach upon this Danish land and do us injury. Never have warriors, carrying their shields, come to this country in a more open manner. html2010-9-9 20:31:05 next page > page_10 < previous page page_10 next page > Page 10  Nor were you assured of my leaders' approval, my kinsmen's consent.
Hrafnkel's Saga and other Icelandic Stories, trans. Hermann Pálsson (Harmondsworth, 1971, repr. 1976). The Poetic Edda, ed. and trans. U. Dronke (Vols. I and II, Oxford, 1969, 1997). Vol. II includes Völundarkviða, and a valuable discussion of the Franks Casket. The Poetic Edda, trans. Carolyne Larrington (Oxford, 1996), with Snorri's Edda (below), the basic source for Old Norse mythology. Saxo Grammaticus, History of the Danes, the first nine books, trans. Peter Fisher, ed. Hilda Ellis Davidson (Woodbridge, 1979).
Beowulf and its Analogues (London, 1968), an invaluable collection of translations of many texts related to Beowulf. Gregory of Tours, History of the Franks, trans. Lewis Thorpe (Harmonds-worth, 1974). Grettir's saga, trans. Denton Fox and Hermann Pálsson (Toronto, 1974, repr. 1981). Hrafnkel's Saga and other Icelandic Stories, trans. Hermann Pálsson (Harmondsworth, 1971, repr. 1976). The Poetic Edda, ed. and trans. U. Dronke (Vols. I and II, Oxford, 1969, 1997). Vol. II includes Völundarkviða, and a valuable discussion of the Franks Casket.
Beowulf by Heather O'Donoghue, Kevin Crossley-Holland