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Beowulf: A Verse Translation for Students – Now in Print!

Edward R. Risden’s Beowulf: A Verse Translation for Students is now in print!

Witan Publishing is proud and excited to bring this new translation to paperback. Released as part of Medievalists.net‘s March free Book of the Month club, you can now purchase A Verse Translation for Students on Amazon for $9.95 USD. Buy your copy today!

Titles from Witan

Alfgar’s Stories from Beowulf

Author: Edward L. Risden
Published: January 2013
ISBN: 9781386749332
Cost: $3.99

SummaryAlfgar’s Stories from Beowulf is a work of original fiction by noted medieval literary scholar Edward L. Risden adding to the traditional tale of Beowulf, a heroic Scandinavian monster-slayer. Inspired by the original epic, Risden has created a work of gripping adventure and deep emotion. In “Grendel’s Mother,” Risden approaches Beowulf from the perspective of the feral monster of the same name from the epic. “Lay of the Last Survivor” tells of a fated man who finds himself alone, the sole inheritor of a violent and greedy culture. “Scyldingasaga” goes back to the past before Beowulf, to the exploits of Scyld, Beowulf’s legendary ancestor, events that ultimately set the stage for the famous poem. In “Freawaru’s Lament,” Risden builds on a digression in Beowulf to the story of a woman whose marriage leaves her trapped between two families in conflict that can only end in tragedy for her.

Titles from Witan

Beowulf: A Verse Translation for Students

Author: Edward L. Risden
Published: January 2013
ISBN: 1230001674699
Cost: $3.99

SummaryBeowulf: A Verse Translation for Students offers the famed Anglo-Saxon epic in Modern English. Noted Beowulf scholar Edward L. Risden has crafted a translation that is accessible even to students with no previous familiarity with medieval literature, preserving the beauty of the original verse without sacrificing accuracy. Risden’s translation presents the tale of the warrior Beowulf and his lifetime of intrigue, heroic deeds, and battles with monsters, and his ultimate confrontation with a dragon. Risden’s Beowulf is the exciting yarn of adventure that should electrify the imagination of every student.