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Beowulf

Beowulf

Beowulf is a unique and compelling mix of sixth-century historical events, Christian commentary, Germanic myth and Anglo-Saxon culture. The poem is presented here in a dual-text format with a new translation by multi-award-winning translator J.G. Nichols. Also contains notes and ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781847497949
Published 5 August 2019 by Alma Books Ltd
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Anonymous, Anonymous
Translated by Nichols, J. G.
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ISBN-13 9781847497949
ISBN-10 1847497942
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Alma Books Ltd
Imprint Alma Classics
Publication Date 5 August 2019
International Publication Date 27 August 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Anonymous, Anonymous
Translated by Nichols, J. G.
Category Poetry Texts & Anthologies
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Epic poetry, English Old
NBS Text Poetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 829.3
Catalogue Code 1009172

Description of this Book

Of unknown date, and surviving in a tenth-century manuscript, Beowulf is the tale of a young Geatish hero and his struggle with three deadly foes, beginning with the dread monster Grendel, who has been devouring warriors in the hall of the Danish King in their sleep. The most important Old English poem, and the first known major poem written in a European vernacular, Beowulf is a unique and compelling mix of sixth-century historical events, Christian commentary, Germanic myth and Anglo-Saxon culture. The poem is presented here in a dual-text format with a new translation by multi-award-winning translator J.G. Nichols.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The whole thing is sombre, tragic, sinister, curiously real. -- J.R.R. Tolkien
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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