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Beowulf, the oldest English epic;

Author: Charles W Kennedy
Publisher: New York, London Oxford University Press, 1940.
Edition/Format:   Book : Poetry : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beowulf.
New York, London [etc.] Oxford University Press, 1940
(OCoLC)560669004
Named Person: Beowulf, King of the Geats; Grendel, (Monster)
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles W Kennedy
ISBN: 0195009290 9780195009293
OCLC Number: 2613949
Description: lxv, 121 pages frontispiece (facsimile) 21 cm
Contents: The manuscript --
The narrative --
Scandinavian and Icelandic analougues --
Historical backgrounds --
The Sigemund lay --
The Finnsburg lay --
Christian influence --
The influence of classical epic --
The spirit of the poem --
Translation. The Danish court and the raids of Grendel ; The coming of Beowulf ; Beowulf's welcome at Hrothgar's court ; Unfereth taunts Beowulf ; Beowulf slays Grendel ; The joy of the Danes and the lay of Sigemund ; The feast and the lay of Finnsburg ; The troll-wife avenges Grendel ; Beowulf slays the troll-wilfe ; Beowulf returns to Herorot ; The parting of Beowulf and Hrothgar ; Beowulf returns to Geatland ; The fire-dragon and the treasure ; Beowulf and Wiglaf slay the dragon ; Beowulf's death ; The messenger foretells the doom of the Geats ; Beowulf's funeral --
Bibliography --
A glossary of proper names.
Other Titles: Beowulf.
Responsibility: translated into alliterative verse with a critical introduction by Charles W. Kennedy ...

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