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Beowulf

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The first major poem in English literature, Beowulf tells the story of the life and death of the legendary hero Beowulf in his three great battles with supernatural monsters. The ideal Anglo-Saxon warrior-aristocrat, Beowulf is an example of the heroic spirit at its finest.

Leading Beowulf scholar Howell D. Chickering, Jr.s, fresh and lively translation, featuring the Old English on facing pages, allows the reader to encounter Beowulf as poetry. This edition incorporates recent scholarship and provides historical and literary context for the modern reader. It includes the following:

an introduction

a guide to reading aloud

a chart of royal genealogies

notes on the background of the poem

critical commentary

glosses on the eight most famous passages, for the student who wishes to translate from the original

an extensive bibliography

Synopsis:

This presentation of the translation and the Old English Text on facing pages allows the reader to approach the first major poem in English literature in a fresh and exciting new way. Includes a Guide to Reading Aloud, Introduction, Commentary and notes for translation from the original.

About the Author

Howell D. Chickering, Jr., is the G. Armour Craig Professor of Language and Literature at Amherst College. His critical essays, chiefly on medieval English poetry, have appeared in such journals as The Chaucer Review, Journal of English and Germanic Philology, Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, The Kenyon Review, Philological Quarterly, PMLA, Speculum, and Viator.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385062138
Subtitle:
A Dual-Language Edition
Editor:
Chickering, Howell D.
Editor:
Chickering, Howell D.
Author:
Translated by Howell D. Chickering, Jr.
Author:
Chickering, Howell D.
Publisher:
Anchor
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
Epic poetry, English (Old)
Subject:
Epic poetry, English
Subject:
Epic poetry, English (Old) -- Modernized versions.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v. 3
Publication Date:
20060214
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English & Anglo-Saxon.
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 1 in .7375 lb

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