Eight Old English Poems / Edition 3

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Overview

A meticulous updating of the highly respected Norton college paperback Seven Old English Poems, this Third Edition, retitled Eight Old English Poems meets the needs of both graduate and undergraduate students of Old English.
Included are the texts of Caedmon’s Hymn, The Battle of Brunanburh, The Dream of the Rood, The Battle of Maldon, The Wanderer, The Seafarer, Deor, and, newly added in response to changes within the Old English curriculum, The Wife’s Lament.
Prepared by R. D. Fulk, the Third Edition introduces a number of important improvements to the book’s scope and coverage. The texts are based on manuscript authority and are sparingly emended, following the best scholarly editions.

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This volume includes the texts of the seven poems from the previous edition, such as , , and , as well as the addition of an eighth poem . Fulk (English, Indiana U.) has updated the commentaries and has rewritten an essay on versification incorporating contemporary metrical scholarship. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393976052
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 262
  • Sales rank: 1,038,726
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert D. Fulk is Professor of English at Indiana University. He is the editor of Interpretations of Beowulf: A Critical Anthology and the author of A History of Old English Meter.

John C. Pope was Lampson Professor of English at Yale University and author of Rhythm of Beowulf.

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Table of Contents

Preface vii
Aids to Pronunciation xiv
Texts
Caedmon's Hymn, Northumbrian Version 3
Normalized Version 4
The Battle of Brunanburh 5
The Dream of the Rood 9
The Battle of Maldon 15
The Wanderer 27
The Seafarer 32
Deor 37
The Wife's Lament 39
Commentary
Introduction 43
On Caedmon's Hymn 49
On The Battle of Brunanburh 58
On The Dream of the Rood 64
On The Battle of Maldon 75
On The Wanderer 87
On The Seafarer 99
On Deor 111
On The Wife's Lament 120
Old English Versification 129
Glossary 159
Proper Names 224
Works Cited 228
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