National Epics National Epics

National Epics

Publisher Description

This volume is intended for an introduction to the study of the epics. While the simplicity and directness of the epic style seem to make such a book unnecessary, the fact that to many persons of literary tastes some of these great poems are inaccessible, and that to many more the pleasure of exploring for themselves 'the realms of gold' is rendered impossible by the cares of business, has seemed sufficient excuse for its being. Though the beauty of the original is of necessity lost in a condensation of this kind, an endeavor has been made to preserve the characteristic epithets, and to retain what Mr. Arnold called 'the simple truth about the matter of the poem. ' It is believed that the sketch prefacing each story, giving briefly the length, versification, and history of the poem, will have its value to those readers who have not access to the epics, and that the selections following the story, each recounting a complete incident, will give a better idea of the epic than could be formed from passages scattered through the text.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1937
January 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
538
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
392.1
KB

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