Regency Bicentennial:   First Printing of Beowulf

I just read this blog, twice. Mostly because my wip is very much following, in a strange and perverted manner this post!
My fantasy romance includes the character Beowulf, who in an alternate reality is transported into mid-Regency England.
Sooo . . . I have two heroes and a lovely heroine.
The “other” hero is a scholar, the foremost historian-author of all things BEOWULF.
I really needed something like fact to grasp onto regarding the early translations of the poem . . . and you’ve just handed it all to me!
Kathryn, you are a lifesaver. I have lots of books–all translations, but no history.
Thanks so much.
Elaine Bedigian

The Regency Redingote

How many of us read the epic Old English poem, Beowulf (in translation, of course), when we were in high school or college? If, like me, you found it rather slow going, you now have yet another reason to wish to be transported back to the Regency. No one, except a handful of scholars, had any idea of the existence of this epic poem at that time. Even when the first transcription and translation of Beowulf was finally published, during the Regency, it was not printed in England, or in English. Perhaps fittingly, since British bombardment nearly prevented the first translation from ever being completed. Or did it?

How Beowulf first got to press . . .

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Current wip

The latest is book 1 of 3 under the continuing Fantasy series, PORTALS. This one is tentatively titled LAMBYTH: In the Bubble; Volumes 2 and 3 are called KOR, & THE BIDDANITE respectively.

Watch for the synopsis coming to your screen! teaser

Meantime, here’s a teaser blurb:  A jaded earthman, an introverted, magic-laden princess, saucy Sorcerer-Wizard, and a wise old dragon team up to rid the universe of its evil Black Witches.  

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Or this one for my latest Regency Romance:   APE LEADER by E S Bedigian

*Regency Peer needing an heir and a spinster-in-the-making decide to marry, find love after first falling into disaster, where one or the other might die.

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Try on these three for a stand-alone fantasy story: BEOWULF IN LONDON  by E S Bedigian

In Regency England, star-crossed lovers join the time-traveling mythological Hero-king      Beowulf to defeat his archenemy, a dragon—and to save London from destruction.

How will an 18th- century couple, teaming with the Hero-king Beowulf of mythological legend, be able to overcome a fire-breathing dragon to save London?

Dragon Beware! A time-traveling warrior out of mythology landing in Regency England combines forces with a young couple to defeat the rampant, fire-breathing dragon.

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