Beowulf: a verse translation

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Penguin Books, 2001 - Poetry - 136 pages
32 Reviews
Beowulf is the earliest extant poem in a modern European language. It was composed in England four centuries before the Norman Conquest. But no one knows exactly when it was composed, or by whom, or why. As a social document this great epic reflects a feudal, newly Christian world of heroes and monsters, blood and victory and death.

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Review: Beowulf (Penguin Epics, #14)

User Review  - Ying - Goodreads

Guess it's one of the oldest epics around (dates to about the 8th century) and therefore should be read. Just don't read the Gummere version, it'll make Woody Allen's words extremely relevant. Read full review

Review: Beowulf (Penguin Epics, #14)

User Review  - Nicole - Goodreads

Did not realise there would be so much praising of God in this. Read full review

Contents

Contents
ix
Genealogical Tables lviiilix
lviii
A Note on the Text
lxv
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

Michael Alexander is Berry Professor of English Literature at St. Andrews University.

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