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National Epics

By Rabb, Kate Milner, Mrs.

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Title: National Epics  
Author: Rabb, Kate Milner, Mrs.
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Publisher: Blackmask Online

Description
Preface: 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.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: National Epics, 1 -- Kate Milner Rabb, 1 -- Preface, 4 -- NATIONAL EPICS, 6 -- THE RAMAYANA, 6 -- BIBLIOGRAPHY AND CRITICISM, THE RAMAYANA, 7 -- STANDARD ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS, THE RAMAYANA, 7 -- THE STORY OF THE RAMAYANA, 8 -- SELECTIONS FROM THE RAMAYANA, 12 -- THE DEATH OF YAJNADATTA, 14 -- THE MAHA?BHARATA, 19 -- BIBLIOGRAPHY AND CRITICISM, THE MAHA?BHARATA, 20 -- STANDARD ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS, THE MAHA?BHARATA, 20 -- THE STORY OF THE MAHA?BHARATA, 21 -- SELECTIONS FROM THE MAHA?BHARATA, 26 -- FROM ?THE GREAT JOURNEY.?, 31 -- THE ILIAD, 37 -- BIBLIOGRAPHY AND CRITICISM, THE ILIAD, 38 -- STANDARD ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS, THE ILIAD, 38 -- THE STORY OF THE ILIAD, 38 -- SELECTIONS FROM THE ILIAD, 45 -- THE PARTING OF HECTOR AND ANDROMACHE, 48 -- THE ODYSSEY, 51 -- BIBLIOGRAPHY AND CRITICISM, THE ODYSSEY, 51 -- STANDARD ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS, THE ODYSSEY, 51 -- THE STORY OF THE ODYSSEY, 52 -- SELECTIONS FROM THE ODYSSEY, 59 -- THE BENDING OF THE BOW, 61 -- THE KALEVALA, 65 -- BIBLIOGRAPHY AND CRITICISM, THE KALEVALA, 65 -- STANDARD ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS, THE KALEVALA, 66 -- THE STORY OF THE KALEVALA, 66 -- SELECTIONS FROM THE KALEVALA, 72 -- THE BIRTH OF THE HARP, 78 -- THE AENEID, 84 -- BIBLIOGRAPHY AND CRITICISM, THE AENEID, 85 -- STANDARD ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS, THE AENEID, 86 -- THE STORY OF THE AENEID, 86 -- SELECTION FROM THE AENEID, 93 -- BEOWULF, 102 -- BIBLIOGRAPHY AND CRITICISM, BEOWULF, 103 -- STANDARD ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS, BEOWULF, 103 -- THE STORY OF BEOWULF, 103 -- SELECTION FROM BEOWULF, 108 -- THE NIBELUNGEN LIED, 115 -- BIBLIOGRAPHY AND CRITICISM, THE NIBELUNGEN LIED, 115 -- STANDARD ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS, THE NIBELUNGEN, 116 -- THE STORY OF THE NIBELUNGEN LIED, 116

 

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