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This new edition contains the Old English texts of all the major short poems, such as "The Battle of Maldon", "The Dream of the Rood", "The Wanderer" and "The Seafarer", as well as a generous representation of the many important fragments, riddles and gnomic verses that survive from the 7th to the 12th centuries, with facing-page verse translations. These poems are the wellspring of the English poetic tradition, and this anthology provides a unique window into the mind and culture of the Anglo-Saxons.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571228362
ISBN-10: 0571228364
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 126mm x 14mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Richard Hamer

Richard Hamer is Tutor in English Literature at Christ Church, Oxford.

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