Witan Publishing has been hard at work this summer bringing you the best in quality print work! Our latest offering is the print version of Michael Drout’s Quick and Easy Old English.
Drout’s Quick and Easy Old English has been a big hit on e-readers, so we were excited to team up with Medievalists.net again with their Book of the Month club to bring it to our readers in print. Students and scholars alike will enjoy this great primer on Old English, whether they’re just getting started with the language or need to brush up on their skills.
Author: Michael D. C. Drout, Bruce D. Gilchrist, Rachel Kapelle Published: September 2012 ISBN: 9781536538892 Cost: $3.99
Summary: Michael D.C. Drout has now transformed his classic “King Alfred’s Grammar” into a comprehensive guide for learning Old English. Appropriate for students and enthusiasts alike, Drout’s Quick and Easy Old English presents the basics of the language in an accessible form. Even the most novice student can learn to read the classics of medieval literature in their original language with this system. Drout’s Quick and Easy Old English covers:
The history of Old English
Orthography, covering the unfamiliar characters of Old English writing
Pronouncing Old English
Grammar, from nouns and verbs to pronouns and adjectives
Tricks for translation
With the help of Bruce Gilchrist and Rachel Kapelle, Drout provides exercises to reinforce the lessons. After years of testing in classrooms and online, these exercises have been thoroughly vetted for accuracy by scholars around the world, and have guided countless students through their first lessons in Old English.