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Beowulf ; The fight at Finnsburh

Author: Kevin Crossley-Holland; Heather O'Donoghue
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Beowulf is the longest and finest literary work to have come down to us from Anglo-Saxon times, and one of the world's great 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 old Danish king Hrothgar by wrestling with the terrifying, demonic monster Grendel, and then killing Grendel's infuriated and vengeful mother. A  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
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Translations into English
Named Person: Beowulf, King of the Geats; Grendel, (Monster); Beowulf, King of the Geats.; Grendel, (Monster)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Crossley-Holland; Heather O'Donoghue
ISBN: 0192833200 9780192833204
OCLC Number: 39210076
Description: xxxviii, 128 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 20 cm.
Contents: Beowulf --
The fight at Finnsburh.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: Fight at Finnsburh.
Beowulf.
Beowulf ; The fight at Finnsburh
Fight at Finnsburg (Anglo-Saxon poem).
Responsibility: translated by Kevin Crossley-Holland ; edited with an introduction and notes by Heather O'Donoghue.
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"Beowulf" is an epic poem come down from Anglo-Saxon times. It celebrates the virtues of the heroic life, Hrothgar and Beowulf are beacons of wisdom and courage in a dark world of feuds, violence and  Read more...

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

 
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