The Anglo-Saxon World

An Anthology

Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192835475

Category: History

Page: 308

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Beowulf, The Battle of Maldon, The Dream of the Rood, The Wanderer, and The Seafarer are among the greatest surviving Anglo-Saxon poems. They, and many other treasures, are included in The Anglo-Saxon World: chronicles, laws and letters, charters and charms, and above all superb poems. Here is a word picture of a people who came to these islands as pagans and yet within two hundred years had become Christians, to such effect that England was the centre of missionary endeavour and, fora time, the heart of European civilization. Kevin Crossley-Holland places poems and prose in context with his skilful interpretation of the Anglo-Saxon world; his translations have been widely acclaimed, and of Beowulf the poet Charles Causley has written, 'the poem has at last found its translator'.
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Macbeth

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The Life and Death of King John

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192836076

Category: Drama

Page: 303

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This important new edition of one of Shakespeare's more neglected plays offers a wide-ranging critical introduction, concentrating on its relevance to Elizabethan political issues and on the role played in it by women, the family, and the law. There is a comprehensive stage history, and full and helpful annotation pays special attention to the play's language and staging.
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Four Restoration Marriage Plays

Author: Ronald Clayton,Thomas Otway,Michael Cordner,Nathaniel Lee,John Dryden,Thomas Southerne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780192834478

Category: Domestic drama, English

Page: 439

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Marriage and its discontents lie at the heart of Restoration comedy. In all four of the great plays gathered here for the first time, a married woman confronts her would-be seducer. Each dramatist, however, totally reinterprets that situation. Thomas Otway's The Soldier's Fortune converts adultery into political revenge. Nathaniel Lee's The Princess of Cleves offers a potent and perplexing portrait of a libertine in action at the sixteenth century French court. John Dryden's Amphitryon, set in ancient Thebes, retells the story in which Jupiter lures the virtuous Alcmena into cuckolding her husband by a stratagem which throws into doubt the nature of human identity. Thomas Southerne's The Wives' Excuse reinvents, for the new circumstances of the 1690s, the familiar Restoration plot of a wife spurred towards infidelity by her partner's failings. Rich, diverse, and inventive, these plays demonstrate the intensity and vigour with which the institution of marriage was interrogated in the post-1660 playhouses. The texts of the plays have been newly edited and are presented with modernized spelling and punctuation. In addition there is a scholarly introduction and detailed annotation.
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Troilus and Cressida

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192836113

Category: Drama

Page: 205

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Given the wealth of formal debate contained in this tragedy, Troilus and Cressida was probably written in 1602 for a performance at one of the Inns of the Court. Shakespeare's treatment of the age-old tale of love and betrayal is based on many sources, from Homer and Ovid to Chaucer and Shakespeare's near contemporary Robert Greene. In the introduction the various problems connected with the play, its performance, and publication, are considered succinctly; its multiple sources are discussed in detail, together with its peculiar stage history and its renewed popularity in recent years.
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Daily Life in Anglo-Saxon England

Author: Sally Elizabeth Ellen Crawford

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781846450136

Category: History

Page: 245

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An introduction to the daily life of men, women and children living in England from the end of Roman Britain in the 5th century AD to the Norman Conquest, based on documentary and archaeological evidence.
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Gatty-Das Vermächtnis der Pilgerin

Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland

Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Boje)

ISBN: 9783414820600

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

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Eine abenteuerliche Pilgerreise durch das mittelalterliche Europa Meisterhaft und mitreißend erzählt Autor mehrfach ausgezeichnet Wunderbare weibliche Heldin, mit Mut, Temperament und Abenteuerlust Britannien, 1203: Für Gatty, ein 15-jähriges Waisenkind, beginnt ein neues Leben: Sie wird Kammerzofe bei Lady Gwyneth de Ewloe. Und das, obwohl sie ihr ganzes bisheriges Leben auf dem Feld gearbeitet hat. Voller Begeisterung stürzt sich Gatty auf ihre neuen Aufgaben am Hof ihrer warmherzigen Herrin und sie lernt Lesen, Schreiben und Singen. Und dann stehen ihr sogar noch aufregendere Dinge bevor: Gemeinsam mit Lady Gwyneth und sieben anderen Pilgern begibt sich Gatty auf eine abenteuerliche Reise, die sie ins Heilige Land führen soll. Zu Fuß, auf Pferden und mit dem Schiff führt sie ihr Weg von England durch Frankreich über die Alpen nach Venedig und schließlich nach Jerusalem. Doch die Reise wird von vielen Gefahren überschattet. Werden die Pilger ihre Heimat je wiedersehen? Kevin Crossley-Holland zeichnet ein farbenprächtiges Gemälde der mittelalterlichen Welt, er beschreibt das harte Leben der Menschen zur damaligen Zeit, und vor allem hat er eine Protagonistin erschaffen, die der Leser sofort ins Herz schließt.
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Beowulf

Author: Sarah M. Anderson,Alan Sullivan,Timothy Murphy

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321107206

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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A new translation of Beowulf, by Alan Sullivan and Timothy Murphy, is enhanced by Sarah Anderson with commentary and notes that explain unfamiliar terms, assist with literary allusions, and clarify a wealth of cultural and historical references. Near at hand is a chart of family genealogies, a glossary of proper names, and maps of Anglo-Saxon England and Denmark.
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Beowulf

The Fight at Finnsburh

Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland,Heather O'Donoghue

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019955529X

Category: Poetry

Page: 176

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Beowulf is the longest and finest literary work to have come down to us from Anglo-Saxon times, and one of the world's greatest epic poems. This acclaimed translation is complemented by a critical introduction and substantial editorial apparatus.
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Guide to Reprints

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Restoration Literature

An Anthology

Author: Paul Hammond

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 480

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This anthology brings together a variety of literature from the period 1660 to 1700, illustrating politics and nation, theatre, town and country, love and friendship, and religion and philosophy. It includes Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel and Mac Flecknoe in their entirety and a substantial group of lyrics by Rochester, as well as work by diarists, satirists, dramatists, poets and autobiographers.
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Der Heidenfürst

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644522111

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Ein fauler Frieden. Ein böser Krieg. Nur ein Ausgestoßener kann England retten. König Alfred ist tot und sein Sohn Edward hat den Thron bestiegen. Das Reich scheint gerettet, doch der Frieden ist gefährdet: Dänenherrscher Cnut Langschwert begehrt nichts mehr als die Smaragdkrone von Wessex. Und im Land selbst schwärt der Verrat. Uhtred kann nicht helfen: Er ist am Hofe Edwards unerwünscht. So beschließt er, mit einer Truppe furchtloser Krieger seinen Familiensitz Bebbanburg von seinem tückischen Onkel Ælfric zurückzuerobern. Bündnisse und Schwüre brechen und viele Männer müssen sterben, als nacheinander alle sächsischen Reiche in die bis dahin blutigste Auseinandersetzung mit den Dänen geraten: in einen Krieg, der über mehr als einen Thron entscheiden wird und über das Schicksal Englands. Die erfolgreichste Serie historischer Abenteuerromane, die es überhaupt gibt: «Wie Game of Thrones. Nur echt.» (Observer) «Dreckig, gewalttätig und randvoll mit Action ... hervorragend recherchiert und sehr gut erzählt.» (The Times) «Eine packende Geschichte, die das angelsächsische England zum Leben erweckt.» (Daily Mail) «Cornwell hat sein Material immer fest im Griff. Wie viele seiner Figuren ist er König auf dem Land, das er als seines in Besitz genommen hat.» (Sunday Times)
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The Poetry of Slavery

An Anglo-American Anthology, 1764-1865

Author: Marcus Wood

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198187097

Category: History

Page: 704

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This is the first book to collect the most important works of poetry generated by English and North American slavery. Mixing poetry by the major Anglo-American Romantic poets (Blake, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats, Whittier, Longfellow, Lowell, Whitman, Melville, Dickinson) with curious, and sometimes brilliant verse by a range of now forgotten literary figures, the anthology is designed to aid students and teachers address the Anglo-American cultural inheritance of slavery.
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Die Rätsel des Exeterbuchs

Die altenglischen Rätsel

Author: Moritz Trautmann

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9925045657

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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Nachdruck des Originals von 1915.
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The Oxford Shakespeare

Julius Caesar

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199536122

Category: Drama

Page: 272

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The most famous of Shakespeare's Roman tragedies, Julius Caesar was written and first performed in 1599, and was apparently one the plays his contemporaries enjoyed most. Recounting the death of Caesar on the steps of the Senate house, the play offers some of Shakespeare's finest scenes: Antony's skillful speech at Caesar's funeral, and the quarrel and reconciliation between Brutus and Cassius with the news of Portia's death. This edition includes a fresh consideration of the play's date and its place in the Shakespeare canon and examines how Shakespeare reshaped his sources (primarily North's translation of Plutarch's Lives).
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