Finn and Hengest: the fragment and the episode

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Houghton Mifflin, May 1, 1983 - Literary Criticism - 180 pages
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Analyzes the depictions of the fifth century legendary heroes, Hengest and Finn, in the Anglo-Saxon poems, Beowulf and The fight at Finnesburg

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A masterpiece of pure Tolkien. Not always the easiest book to follow but the rewards it gives is like discovering a cave on hidden treasures. Makes one wishes that one could go back in time and be in those lectures with e Professor himself!!! Read full review

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Now I know why I am not a philologist. This book is not an easy read, with many sections just detailing names and correspondences, but the end result of illuminating the possible background to the ... Read full review


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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973) was a major scholar of the English language, specializing in Old and Middle English. Twice Professor of Anglo-Saxon (Old English) at the University of Oxford, he also wrote a number of stories, including most famously "The Hobbit" (1937) and "The Lord of the Rings" (1954-1955), which are set in a pre-historic era in an invented version of the world which he called by the Middle English name of Middle-earth.

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