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Beowulf: A Dual-Language Edition

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781400096220
Author(s): Howell D. Chickering
Format: Paperback
Year: 2006
Publisher: Anchor Books
Dimensions: 130 x 203 x 26 (w x l x h)
Pages: 446

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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

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