Beowulf (Dover Thrift Editions)

By: Gordon, R.K. [translator]

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New paperback book copy of Beowulf. Translated by R.K. Gordon. Unabridged Dover (1992) republication from the anthology Anglo-Saxon Poetry, published by J.M. Dent and Sons, Ltd., London, 1926. Genealogies. 64 pages. 5-3/16 x 8-1/4 inches, 21 cm. Current list price 2.50. Mineola NY: Dover Publications, Inc.Always! Free Standard Shipping in USA!


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One of the most universally studied of the English classics, Beowulf is considered the finest heroic poem in Old English. Written ten centuries ago, it celebrates the character and exploits of Beowulf, a young nobleman of the Geats, a people of southern Sweden.
Beowulf first rescues the royal house of Denmark from two marauding monsters, then returns to rule his people for 50 years, ultimately losing life in a battle to defend the Geats from a dragon's rampage. The poem combines mythical elements, Christian and pagan sensibilities, and actual historical figures and events in a narrative that ranges from vivid descriptions of fierce fighting and detailed portrayals of court life to earnest considerations of social and moral dilemmas. Originally written in Old English verse, it is presented here in an authoritative prose translation by R. K. Gordon.

Title: Beowulf (Dover Thrift Editions)

Author/Composer: Gordon, R.K. [translator]

Categories: Poetry,

Publisher: Dover Publications: 1992-09-30

ISBN Number: 0486272648

ISBN Number 13: 9780486272641

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 000539

Keywords: Literature Poetry, R K Gordon, Dover Thrift Editions, ISBN 10 0486272648, Old English Epic Poetry, Beowulf,