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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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

View: 1899

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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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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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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Forthcoming Books

Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Books for college libraries

a core collection of 50,000 titles : a project of the Association of College and Research Libraries

Author: Association of College and Research Libraries

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780838933565

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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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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Guide to Reprints

Author: Albert James Diaz

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Co

ISBN: 9783598238963

Category: Out-of-print books

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Gatty

das Vermächtnis der Pilgrim

Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596809639

Category:

Page: 412

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Der leere Thron

Author: Bernard Cornwell

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 364454851X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Auf Æthelreds Thron ruhte ein kunstvoll verzierter Helm. In früheren Zeiten trugen Könige keine Krone, immer nur den Helm. Wem war er nun bestimmt? In langen Kämpfen haben die vereinten Heere der Angelsachsen die Dänen zurückgedrängt. Doch die tödliche Gefahr aus dem Norden hängt weiter über den englischen Königreichen. Und nun liegt Æthelred, Herrscher von Mercien, im Sterben. Wie soll sein Land die Unabhängigkeit vom benachbarten Wessex wahren? Im Kampf um die Nachfolge hält der Krieger Uhtred treu zu Æthelflæd, seiner Herrin und heimlichen Geliebten, Æthelreds Weib. Aber werden die führenden Männer des Reiches eine Frau auf dem mercischen Thron akzeptieren – und sei sie noch so halsstarrig und so tapfer wie diese? «Der ideen- und erfolgreichste Autor historischer Romane, den die Welt zurzeit kennt.» (Wall Street Journal)
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A L A Catalog, 1926

Author: Isabella Mitchell Cooper,Marion Louise Horton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: 1291

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