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Beowulf: A Verse Translation

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Publisher Comments:

Beowulf, an Anglo-Saxon poem of epic scope, dates back to the year 850 and marks the beginning of the English literary tradition. This revised edition of Michael Alexander's acclaimed verse translation makes accessible to modern readers the story of the Scandinavian hero Beowulf-slayer of the monster Grendel and Grendel's mother-who becomes a king of Greatland in old age and is mortally wounded in combat with a dragon. A richly allusive narrative, blending history with legend and folklore, Beowulf portrays an epic conflict of feast and feud, generosity and vengeance, life and death.

In this new edition for Penguin Classics, Michael Alexander provides a new introduction, bibliography, notes, maps, an index of proper names, genealogical tables, and a fully revised text.

Synopsis:

'Translated by Michael Alexander.'

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140447880
Subtitle:
A Verse Translation
Translator:
Alexander, Michael
Author:
Alexander, Michael
Author:
Anonymous
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
London
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Heroes
Subject:
Monsters
Subject:
Dragons
Subject:
Scandinavia
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Beowulf
Subject:
Epic poetry, English
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Classics
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 157-158.
Series Volume:
3007
Publication Date:
20011001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.76x5.05x.52 in. .44 lbs.

Related Subjects

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