Wanderer: Elegies, Epics, Riddles

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 Wanderer: Elegies, Epics, Riddles
Цена: 549 руб.
Год издания:
Вес: 155 г
Ширина упаковки: 195 мм
Высота упаковки: 10 мм
Глубина упаковки: 125 мм
Тип обложки (Переплет): Мягкая обложка
Количество страниц: 192
Формат издания: 125x195
Год выпуска: 2013
ISBN: 978-0-141-39374-2
Тип издания: Отдельное издание
Язык издания: Английский
Издательство: Penguin Classics
Серия: Legends from the Ancient North
Переводчик: Michael Alexander

О книге:

Legendary fantasy writer J.R.R.Tolkien spent much of his life studying, translating, and teaching the ancient tales of northern Europe at Oxford and drew on them for his own writing. These epic stories, with their wizards and knights, dragons and trolls, cursed rings and magic swords, are as fascinating today as they were thousands of year ago. Reading them brings us as close as we will ever get to the magical worlds of the Vikings and the origins of their twentieth-century counterpart: Tolkien's Middle Earth. In this collection of the earliest verse in English, heroic poems celebrate the courage, loyalty, and strength of the ancient world: in "The Battle of Maldon" a brave Anglo-Saxon army attempt to fend off a Viking invasion; "The Wanderer" and "The Seafarer" reflect on exile, loss and destiny; and The Exeter Riddles are witty linguistic puzzles that directly influenced Golum's famous riddles in Tolkien's The Hobbit.