Beowulf

Beowulf : The Oldest English Epic. Translated into alliterative verse with a critical introduction

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Edited and translated by: Kennedy, Charles W.;show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 10.16mm | 113.4g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0195024354
  • 9780195024357
  • 1,428,029

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This unique poetic rendering, available for the first time in a paperback edition, brings the experience of this earliest extant English poem closer to the modern reader. It uses the four-beat alliterative measure without attempting to reproduce the conventional Old English half-line. Consonance and assonance have also been freely used to retain the stylistic feeling of the original while keeping the language readable and contemporary.show more

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