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  • Beowulf

    By Howell D. Chickering

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780385062138
    • Publisher: Anchor Books
    • Published: February 1977
    A bilingual edition of the Old English epic poem features the Old English and modern translation of facing pages and chronicles the exploits of the great hero Beowulf in his battles with supernatural monsters. Reprint.
  • Beowulf

    By Kevin Crossley-Holland

    Our Price: $9.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780199555291
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Published: December 2008
    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.
  • Beowulf

    By Burton Raffel

    Our Price: $4.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780451530967
    • Publisher: New Amer Library Classics
    • Published: June 2008
    Presents a translation of the Anglo-Saxon poem recounting the story of Beowulf's battle with the monster, Grendel.
  • Beowulf

    By John McNamara

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781593082666
    • Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
    • Published: November 2005
    Beowulf, by Anonymous, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences?biographical, historical, and literary?to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. Widely regarded as the first true masterpiece of English literature, Beowulf describes the thrilling adventures of a great Scandinavian warrior of the sixth century. Its lyric intensity and imaginative vitality are unparalleled, and the poem has greatly influenced many important modern novelists and poets, most notably J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings. Part history and part mythology, Beowulf opens in the court of the Danish king where a horrible demon named Grendel devours men in their sleep every night. The hero Beowulf arrives and kills the monster, but joy turns to horror when Grendel’s mother attacks the hall to avenge the death of her son. Ultimately triumphant, Beowulf becomes king himself and rules peacefully for fifty years until, one dark day, a foe more powerful than any he has yet faced is aroused?an ancient dragon guarding a horde of treasure. Once again, Beowulf must summon all his strength and courage to face the beast, but this time victory exacts a terrible price. New translation by John McNamara. Features an original map and genealogy chart. John McNamara is Professor of English at the University of Houston, where he teaches the early languages and literatures of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with a special focus on their oral traditions. He is the co-editor of Medieval Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Myths, Legends, Tales, Beliefs, and Customs.
  • Beowulf

    By Stephen Mitchell

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300228885
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: October 2017
  • Beowulf

    By Stephen Mitchell

    Our Price: $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780300236668
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: August 2018
  • Beowulf (Knickerbocker Classics)

    By John Earle

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: FlexiBind
    • ISBN-13: 9781631064234
    • Publisher: Race Point Publishing
    • Published: October 2017
  • Beowulf : A Glossed Text

    By Michael Alexander

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140433777
    • Publisher: Penguin Classics
    • Published: 1995
    Provides the Old English text of the epic poem faced with a page in which almost every word is glossed.
  • The Beowulf Manuscript (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library)

    By R.D. Fulk

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780674052956
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Published: November 2010
    Among the finest works of European vernacular literature from the Middle Ages, Beowulf is a fitting tide to head the Old English family of texts published in the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library.This volume sets Beowulf in a unique and unprecedented context, For the first time in the long history of Beowulf scholarship, the poem appears alongside the other four texts from its sole surviving manuscript: the prose of The Passion of Saint Christopher, The Wonders of the East, and The Letter of Alexander the Great to Aristotle, and (following Beowulf) the verse of Judith. First-time readers as well as established scholars can now gain new insights into Beowulfùand the four other textsùby approaching each in its original setting.The volume also includes, from a lost manuscript, the fragmentary poem The Fight at Finnsburg, which recounts a tragic conflict alluded to in a resonant and memorable passage of BeowulfCould a fascination with the monstrous have motivated a compiler, working over a thousand years ago, to pull together this diverse grouping into a single manuscript? The prose translation by Fulk, based on the most recent editorial understanding, allows readers to rediscover the brilliant mastery of the Beowulf poet along with otherworldly delights in the four companion texts in The BeowulfR.D. Fulk is Chancellor's Professor of English at Indiana University, Bloomington.
  • Beowulf and the Fight at Finnsburg, Third Edition with First and Second Supplements

    By Fr. Klaeber

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789110058408
    • Publisher: D.C. Heath and Company
    • Published: 1950
  • Beowulf: A Dual-Language Edition

    By Howell D. Chickering

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400096220
    • Publisher: Anchor Books
    • Published: February 2006
    A bilingual edition of the Old English epic poem features the Old English and modern translation of facing pages and chronicles the exploits of the great hero Beowulf in his battles with supernatural monsters. Reprint.
  • Beowulf: A Longman Cultural Edition

    By Sarah Anderson

    Our Price: $5.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780321107206
    • Publisher: LONGMAN
    • Published: January 2004
  • Beowulf: A New Verse Translation (Bilingual Edition)

    By Seamus Heaney

    Our Price: $6.95 - $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393320978
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: February 2001
    Bilingual (Old English/English) Edition. Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the elgiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scaninavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother. He then return to his own country and dies in old age in a vivid fight against a dragon. In this work, Nobel Prize-winning poet Seamus Heaney finds a resonance that summons power to Beowulf's poetry from deep beneath its surface. Drawn to what he has called the 'four-squareness of the utterance' and its immense emotional credulity, he gives these epic qualities a new, vital reality. 213p.
  • Beowulf: A New Verse Translation (Bilingual Edition)

    By Seamus Heaney

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780374111199
    • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    • Published: February 2000
    When the great monster Grendel comes to Denmark and dashes its warriors' hopes, installing himself in their great hall and eating alive the valiant lords, the hero Beowulf arrives from over the ocean to wrestle the beast. He saves the Danes, who sing of his triumphs, but soon the monster's mother turns up to take him hostage: having killed her, our hero goes home to the land of the Geats, acquires the kingship, and fights to the death an enormous dragon. That's the plot of this narrative poem, composed more than a millennium ago in the Germanic language that gave birth (eventually) to our version of English. Long a thing for professors to gloss, the poem includes battles, aggressive boasts, glorious funerals, frightening creatures and a much-studied alliterative meter; earlier versions in current vernacular have pleased lay readers and helped hard-pressed students. Nobel laureate Heaney has brought forth a finely wrought, controversial (for having won a prize over a children's book) modern English version, one which retains, even recommends, the archaic strengths of its warrior world, where 'The Spear-Danes in days gone by/ and the kings who ruled them had courage and greatness.' Well-known digressionsAa detailed dirge, the tale-within-a-tale of Hengest, 'homesick and helpless' in ancient FrieslandAfind their ways into Heaney's English, which holds to the spirit (not always the letter) of the en face Anglo-Saxon, fusing swift story and seamless description, numinous adjectives and earthy nouns: in one swift scene of difficult swimming, 'Shoulder to shoulder, we struggled on/ for five nights, until the long flow/ and pitch of the waves, the perishing cold drove us apart. The deep boiled up/ and its wallowing sent the sea-brutes wild.' Heaney's evocative introduction voices his long-felt attraction to the poem's 'melancholy fortitude,' describing the decades his rendering took and the use he discovered for dialect terms. It extends in dramatic fashion Heaney's long-term archeological delvings, his dig into the origins of his beloved, conflicted - by politics and place - English language.
  • Beowulf: A Prose Translation

    By E. Talbot Donaldson

    Our Price: $5.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393974065
    • Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company
    • Published: 2002
    Accurate and literally faithful, the Donaldson translation conveys the full meaning and spirit of the original."Backgrounds and Contexts" provides readers with the historical, linguistic, and literary settings of Beowulf, including Robert C. Hughes on the origins of the Old English language, E. Talbot Donaldson's presentation of the major features of Old English poetry, new material on Beowulf's tribes and genealogies, three maps, and a facsimile illustration of the manuscript."Criticism" collects seven new and wide-ranging interpretations of Beowulf by Fred C. Robinson, Roberta Frank, John D. Niles, Michael Lapidge, Joyce Hill, Helen Bennett, and Nicholas Howe.A Glossary of Proper Names and a Selected Bibliography are included.

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