(From the publisher):
The saga of Beowulf, the timeless warrior hero, is the earliest adventure chronicle from the English-speaking world, and one that still captivates audiences worldwide. But Tales of Beowulf reveals that the story, as it's handed down to us, can be seen as unfinished. In this revival of the classic legend, five new tales of the epic champion ó written by such bestselling authors of heroic fantasy as Ed Greenwood, Jeff Grubb, Jean Rabe and J. Robert King ó are joined with a prose version of the original Beowulf text, revealing the adventures the hero undertakes beyond the original story's close.
In a series of dramatic interludes editor Brian M. Thomsen re-imagines the influence of the Beowulf epic on J.R.R. Tolkien, recounting how the Oxford donís own vision of Middle Earth was shaped by it. In his introduction he also casts the Beowulf archetype as the true ancestor of modern-day monster slayers from Conan and Van Helsing to Buffy and Ripley, demonstrating by this fine collection what a profound influence the figure of Beowulf has had on pop culture today.
- Deeds of Beowulf translated into prose by John Earle
- Beowulf & the Master of His Critics (Interlude 1)
- Beowulf & the City of the Dark Elves by Jeff Grubb
- Beowulf & the Master of His Critics (Interlude 2)
- Beowulf & the Titan by Lynn Abbey
- Beowulf & the Master of His Critics (Interlude 3)
- Beowulf & the Attack of the Trolls by Wolfgang Baur
- Beowulf & the Master of His Critics (Interlude 4)
- Beowulf & the Wraith by Ed Greenwood
- Beowulf & the Master of His Critics (Conclusion)
- Partial, annotated bibliography of the Beowulf Canon through today
Original title: The Further Adventures of Beowulf: Champion of Middle-Earth
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Historical
Fiction→ Fantasy→ Saga, Myth, and Legend→ Germanic & Norse
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