English Prose and Verse

English Prose and Verse : From Beowulf to Stevenson (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from English Prose and Verse: From Beowulf to Stevenson Translation or modernization was necessary if the earlier literature were to be made generally accessible, but the original texts have been changed as little as was consistent with this object, and in many cases obsolete words or quaint and unusual expressions have been retained and-explained. In order that the student may have some idea of the nature and extent of these changes, and have some concrete reminder of the slow growth of the language, Short passages from the earlier authors are given in the appendix in their original form. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 846 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 43mm | 1,107g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243172168
  • 9780243172160