Beowulf (Oxford World's Classics)

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Beowulf (Oxford World's Classics)

The finest literary work passed down to us from Anglo-Saxon times, Beowulf celebrates the existence of heroism in a dark world of feuds, violence, and uncertainty. Set in the legendary Scandinavian past, Beowulf comes to the aid of the Danish king Hrothgar by killing the terrifying monster Grendel and its vengeful mother. A lifetime later, Beowulf courageously prepares for another great battle when a fiery dragon threatens his own kingdom. This acclaimed translation contains a critical introduction, a full index of names, and extensive notes.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Review

"The poem has at last found its translator...supremely well done.--Charles Causley


Language Notes
Text: English (translation)

About the Author
Heather O'Donoghue is Vigfusson Rausing Reader in Old-Norse Icelandic Literature in the University of Oxford and Fellow at Linacre...

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