1 • Beowulf Teachers’ Guide adapted and illustrated by. GARETH HINDS. HC: PB: CANDLEWICK PRESS. Beowulf. Gareth Hinds, Illustrator, Gareth Hinds, Adapted by. Candlewick $ (p) ISBN Beowulf Graphic Novel by Gareth Hinds, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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May 09, Tom Ward rated it it was ok. If Apple Books doesn’t open, click the Books app in your Dock. It just is, and Hinds made absolutely the correct choice on which translation to use.
The Serpent Knight and other ballads. To translate Beowulf into a worthy graphic novel, one would need much more than Hinds’ pages.
In the first seventy lines alone we are introduced to numerous characters with names like Scyld Scefing, Beow who, mind you, is not BeowulfHealfdane, and Heorogar.
Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Item s unavailable for purchase. Each panel following observes the story of Beowulf as it vareth originally transcribed from its many oral retellings. The colors lent gageth and tone to the story.
There’s some really great double-page spreads that you can’t look away from too. He takes some liberties with Beowulf himself, aging him properly and casting his face in tragic light but it isn’t enough. Now that I have seen Santiago Garcia and David Rubin’s version, which gets at more of Beowulf’s story and captures more of the drama and power, I am inclined to say this is still good artwork, and maybe still the best I have seen of Hinds’s classics adaptations, but not as effective as this newer Beowulf.
Great read along with the full version. To conceive and represent this idea with the graphic novel form is to raise it to new levels of artistic depth. It’s no wonder the country is a mess. Mar 01, Jen rated it it was ok Shelves: I would have killed to see Tolkien’s or Seamus Heaney’s translation used, something nice and poetic and in the spirit of the original. Hinds layers sophisticated art worthy of pairing with such timeless stories that will have adults and students alike savoring the finer points.
A beautiful peace of literature if I have ever seen one. Book ratings by Goodreads. I think I should have stuck to reading Beowulf as this version bit if more than it could handle. Gareth Hinds provides a graphic novel perspective on the canonical classic.
Before he can finish eating, however, Beowulf appears.
Gareth Hinds’ Beowulf
The book is well designed, carefully laid out and printed on a good grade of glossy paper. Another touch that I enjoyed particularly — in the night scenes with a sky backdrop, Hinds has used a map of the constellations, with their names, in a blue verging on purple that is the perfect contrast to the browns and grays of beowulc main action.
What really gets me about the whole thing is the lack of nuance and, I think, understanding of the source material. Each chapter begins with a brief narrative paying homage to the cadences of the story’s early verse renditionsbefore giving way to a lengthy, wordless and bloody battle.
Beowulf Graphic Novel
In addition to the text on the page, the image makes immediately clear to the reader two things: Mar 02, Piyali rated it really liked it Shelves: These graphic novels are not the watered down interpretations typically geared towards the education market. Beowulf Beowulf by Hiinds Hinds Adapted by. First, it’s been 23 years since I read Beowulf, and though that senior high school English class where I was first introduced to the story was probably the most important academic event of my life, I remember little beowult the original epic poem save the most basic of plot points.
Along about January hhinds every year, hinss wonders why he still lives someplace as mundane as Chicago; it must be that he likes it there. Jan 28, Kelley Ross rated it it was amazing Shelves: Oct 03, Meredith rated it it was ok Shelves: It’s missing a lot of the prose, but still a nice collector’s edition for Beowulf fans.
This book takes place in A. Almost immediately one of the warriors shoots an arrow through its head as the other men run it through with their spears.
Next Post Next Post. And it’s done very beautifully, the art is amazing and freaky! Hines, get it for Kobo Super Points! The possibilities that stir in that one description! You are commenting using your WordPress. I wanted to show people how cool a story this really is. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
It felt like I was reading spark notes on the spark notes of Beowulf.
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First we’ll discuss the pallet. He also appears to be decomposing. Jul 24, Sam rated it really liked it Shelves: This place exists in the graphic novel Beowulf by Gareth Hinds, based on the poem Beowulf. Now, I’m not dumb.