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Published by Manchester University Press, Barnes & Noble in Manchester, New York .
Written in English


  • Epic poetry, English (Old)

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited with an introd., notes, and new prose translation by Michael Swanton.
SeriesManchester medieval classics
ContributionsSwanton, Michael James.
LC ClassificationsPR1583 .S8 1978
The Physical Object
Pagination212 p. :
Number of Pages212
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4474275M
ISBN 100064966380
LC Control Number79301647

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Dec 27,  · The story of one man's triumph over a legendary monster, Beowulf marks the beginning of Anglo-Saxon literature as we know it today. This Enriched Classic includes: • A concise introduction that gives readers important background information • A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context/5(). Beowulf is an Old English epic poem written anonymously around AD. Apr 03,  · The epic poem of Beowulf, a mighty warrior, who fights numerous monsters. There are three parts to this epic poem, parts A and B happen when he is a young man, and part C happens fifty years later when he is king. This is one of the first great English works of poetry, though the plot is simple, the structure, and underling ideas are complex/5(2). Read the original text of Beowulf along with a side-by-side translation in plain English. Buy Now on Be Book-Smarter. SparkNotes is brought to you by Barnes & Noble. Visit to buy new and used textbooks, and check out our award-winning NOOK tablets and eReaders.

beowulf. anonymous. translated by gummere. table of contents. prelude of the founder of the danish house i ii iii iv v vi vii viii ix x xi xii xiii xiv xv xvi xvii xviii xix xx xxi xxi xxiii xxiv xxv xxvi xxvii xxviii xxxi xxxii xxxiii xxxiv xxxv xxxvi xxxvii xxxviii xxxix xl xli xlii xliii. Beowulf is our first great epic. It is an epitomized history of the life of the Teutonic races. It brings vividly before us our forefathers of pre-Alfredian eras, in their love of war, of sea, and of adventure. My special thanks are due to Professors Francis A. March and James A. . Beowulf, heroic poem, the highest achievement of Old English literature and the earliest European vernacular epic. It deals with events of the early 6th century and is believed to have been composed between and Beowulf departs after a sorrowful goodbye to Hrothgar, who has treated him like a son. He returns to Geatland, where he and his men are reunited with their king and queen, Hygelac and Hygd, to whom Beowulf recounts his adventures in Denmark. Beowulf then hands over most of his treasure to Hygelac, who, in turn, rewards Tom Shippey.

Jan 08,  · "Beowulf" is revered as one of the oldest works of Anglo-Saxon literature, and it deserves the reverance. But the poem is a lot more than just an old story -- it's a gripping adventure story, and it's also a glimpse of a culture that was pretty much stamped out with the Norman invasion/5(). aged armor avenge bade band battle bear Beowulf blade blood boast body bold bore brave bright brother byrnie chief Danes Danish deadly dear death deeds defence departed doomed dragon dwell e'en earth Ecgtheow evil fair father feast fell feud fierce fight Finn fire flame gave Geats gifts give glory gold Grendel hall hand hard hath head Healfdene /5(5). Beowulf explains that he is the son of Ecgtheow and owes his loyalty to Hygelac. He says that he has heard about the monster wreaking havoc on the Danes and has come to help Hrothgar. The watchman gives his consent and tells Beowulf that he believes his story. And so for anyone interested in the writing process, this is a fascinating book to see how things change from original draft to final product - how the authors add Want to read John Gardner's Grendel, but thought I should first refamiliarize myself with the Beowulf legend, /5.