Beowulf, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


New, up-to-date bibliography which should give this edition another twenty years of life.

Excellent, scholarly introduction which focusses on the values and social relevance of the poem.

Explanatory notes drawing on archaeological sources.

Prose translation.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages, 1 maps, Maps
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Poetry anthologies (various poets)
  • ISBN: 9780719051463



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Good introduction. The text has a facing prose translation, which will be helpful for the way I'm planning to use it -- for practising my Anglo-Saxon translations.<br/><br/>Heaney's translation would still be my pick for casual reading, though.

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