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Beowulf is one of the earliest poems that we have written in English. Composed before the Norman conquest, this epic poem is a fascinating window in Anglo-Saxon England. Filled with heroes and monsters, this unique epic has stood the test of the time! Translated and with an introduction by Burton Raffel and an afterword by Roberta Frank. 150 pages, softcover.
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Signet Classics
Publication Date: 2008
|Dimensions: 6.75 X 4.19 (inches)|
Weight: 3 ounces
Series: Signet Classics
Stock No: WW530960
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SONG OF BATTLE AND KINGS
Beowulf is one of the earliest extant poems in a modern European language, composed in England before the Norman Conquest. As a social document this great epic poem is invaluablereflecting a feudal world of heroes and monsters, blood and victory, life and death. As a work of art, it is unique. Beowulf rings with beauty, power, and artistry that have kept it alive for a thousand years. The noble simplicity of Beowulf's anonymous Anglo-Saxon singer is recaptured in this vivid translation by Burton Raffel.
Translated and with an Introduction by Burton Raffel
and an Afterword by Roberta Frank
Roberta Frank, Marie Borroff Professor of English and Linguistics at Yale University, works in all aspectsliterary, historical, and archaeologicalof early England and Scandinavia. She has written widely on Beowulf, including "A Scandal in Toronto: The Dating of Beowulf a Quarter-Century On" (2007).