Beowulf: a verse translation

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Penguin Books, 2001 - Poetry - 136 pages
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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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Michael Alexander is Berry Professor of English Literature at St. Andrews University.

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