eBook Epics for Students, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1414476248
  • ISBN-13: 9781414476247
  • DDC: 809.132
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 494 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released November 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

Epics for Students, 2nd ed. is designed to provide students and other researchers with a guide to understanding and enjoying the epic literature that is most commonly studied in classrooms. This set includes the 27 entries from Epics for Students volumes 1 and 2, updated with new research, criticism, and images where available.

Features and Benefits

  • This set includes the 27 entries from Epics for Students volumes 1 and 2.

What's New

  • Each entry includes an introductory essay; an author biography; a plot summary; an examination of the epic’s principal themes, style, construction, historical background and critical reception and more.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1414476213 | ISBN-13: 9781414476216

Reviews

"Gale has performed a service for librarians, literature teachers, and students, who will benefit form this elegant and useful compendium. A must-have for public and school libraries."--- American Reference Books Annual 1998

— ARBA

Table of Contents

Table of Contents.
VOLUME 1.
GUEST FOREWORD (by Helen Conrad-O’Briain).
INTRODUCTION.
Literary Chronology.
Acknowledgments.
Contributors.
AENEID (by Virgil).
BEOWULF(Anonymous).
THE CANTOS (by Ezra Pound).
EL CID (Anonymous).
DIVINE COMEDY (by Dante Alighieri).
EPIC OF GILGAMESH (Anonymous).
THE FAERIE QUEENE (by Edmund Spenser).
GERUSALEMME LIBERATA (by Torquato Tasso).
ILIAD (by Homer).
KALEVALA (by Elias Lo¨nnrot).
THE LORD OF THE RINGS (by J.R.R. Tolkien).
MAHABHARATA (Anonymous, attributed to Vyasa).
LES MISE´ RABLES (by Victor Hugo).
VOLUME 2.
LE MORTE D’ARTHUR (by Thomas Malory).
NIBELUNGENLIED (Anonymous).
ODYSSEY (by Homer).
OMEROS (by Derek Walcott).
ON THE NATURE OF THINGS (by Titus Lucretius Carus).
PARADISE LOST (by John Milton).
PHARSALIA (by Marcus Annaeus Lucan).
POETIC EDDA (Anonymous).
THE SONG OF IGOR’S CAMPAIGN (Anonymous).
SONG OF ROLAND (Anonymous).
SUNDIATA (by Djeli Mamoudou Kouyate´).
TA´ IN BO´ CU´ AILNGE (Anonymous).
THE TALE OF GENJI (by Lady Murasaki Shikibu).
WAR AND PEACE (by Leo Tolstoy).
Glossary of Literary.
Terms.
Author/Title Index.
Nationality/Ethnicity Index.
Subject/Theme Index.