A Companion to Beowulf
“A Companion to Beowulf” by Ruth A. Johnston is a comprehensive guide that delves deep into the world of one of the most celebrated epic poems in English literature. From its historical context to its rich symbolism, Johnston’s book offers readers a captivating exploration of the many facets of Beowulf.
The book begins by providing readers with an in-depth background on the origins of Beowulf, shedding light on the historical events and cultural influences that shaped this remarkable piece of literature. Johnston takes readers on a journey through time, examining the Anglo-Saxon society and its warrior culture, which serves as the backdrop for the poem.
Moving beyond the historical context,.