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Beowulf

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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. As a social document this great epic poem is invaluable -- reflecting a feudal, newly Christian world of heroes and monsters, blood and victory, life and death. As a work of art it is quite unique; Beowulf rings with a beauty, power,

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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. As a social document this great epic poem is invaluable -- reflecting a feudal, newly Christian world of heroes and monsters, blood and victory, life and death. As a work of art it is quite unique; Beowulf rings with a beauty, power, and artistry that have kept it alive for more than twelve centuries. The noble simplicity of Beowulf's anonymous Anglo-Saxon singer is recaptured in this vivid translation by Burton Raffel.

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"The way [Rosalyn Landor] phrases the majestic syntax makes this a more accessible version of the seminal classic." —AudioFile

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ISBN-13:
9781420946550
Publisher:
Digireads.com Publishing
Publication date:
10/20/2012
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB

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"The way [Rosalyn Landor] phrases the majestic syntax makes this a more accessible version of the seminal classic." —-AudioFile

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Michael Alexander (translator) is Berry Professor of English Literature at the University of St Andrews. He has translated The Earliest English Poems, The Canterbury Tales: The First Fragment, and Beowulf for Penguin.

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Beowulf 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite pieces of literature. Love all the action.