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Beowulf, the oldest English epic

Beowulf

Beowulf, the oldest English epic

translated into alliterative verse with a critical introd. by Charles W. Kennedy.

by Beowulf

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [105]-111.

ContributionsKennedy, Charles W. 1882-
The Physical Object
Paginationlxv, 121 p. ;
Number of Pages121
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19011801M

Beowulf: The Oldest English Epic by Kennedy, Charles W.. Oxford University Press, Incorporated, Paperback. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend   But our epic verse is continuous, and has no stanzaic balance, no limit, such as exists in Hebrew; so that in oldest English poetry the unrestrained process of variant repetition piles epithet on epithet and phrase on phrase. In Beowulf there have been counted a hundred different appellations for the hero, and fifty-six for King Hrothgar.

BOOK INFO - Beowulf: The Oldest English Epic translated into alliterative verse with a critical introduction by Charles W. Kennedy Published by Oxford University Press - this edition is from Softcover. Cover designed by David Laufer. SIZE - pages / x 8 x.5 inches CONDITION - Please see the images above for an accurate.   The present work is a modest effort to reproduce approximately, in modern measures, the venerable epic, Beowulf. Approximately, I repeat; for a very close reproduction of Anglo-Saxon verse would, to a large extent, be prose to a modern ear.. The Heyne-Socin text and glossary have been closely followed. Occasionally a deviation has been made, but always for what seemed good and .

  Beowulf is possibly the most famous example of Anglo-Saxon literature. The heroic epic was created between the 8thth century and is set in Scandinavia. In the tale, Beowulf helps the king of the Danes, Hroðgar, by defeating a monstrous being called Grendel.   Beowulf is the longest and finest literary work to have come down to us from Anglo-Saxon times, and one of the world's greatest epic poems. Set in the half-legendary, half historical Scandinavian past, it tells the story of the hero Beowulf, who comes to the aid of the Danish king Hrothgar bykilling first the terrifying, demonic monster Grendel, and then Grendel's infuriated and vengeful mother.


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Consonance and assonance have also been freely used to retain the stylistic feeling of the original while keeping the language readable and contemporary.5/5(1). The Old English Beowulf holds a unique place as the oldest epic narrative in any modern European tongue. Of unknown authorship, and dating in all probability from the early eighth century, the poem gives brilliant presentment of the spirit and embodiment of the heroic tradition.

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