The Wanderer: Elegies, Epics, Riddles

The Wanderer: Elegies, Epics, Riddles

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Paperback, Penguin Group USA, 2013, ISBN13 9780141393742, ISBN10 0141393742
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THE WANDERER [9780141393742]

Legends from the Ancient North: Five classics of Norse literature that inspired J. R. R. Tolkien's epic vision in "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings"

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."

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Number of Pages: 148
Original Languages: English
Author: Alexander, Michael
Series Title: Legends from the Ancient North
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN-13: 9780141393742
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.00 x 7.50 x 0.50 Inches
ISBN-10: 0141393742
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