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Description - Beowulf by Bruce Mitchell

Bruce Mitchell and Fred Robinson are two of the foremost scholars in the field of Old English language and literature. Here, they draw on their extensive learning and teaching experience in order to create the definitive classroom edition of the Anglo-Saxon epic, "Beowulf", which describes the adventures of a great Scandinavian warrior. The book opens with an extensive introduction to "Beowulf" and the critical debates surrounding it. The poem itself is presented with explanatory footnotes to make it more easily intelligible. The editors then give a detailed account of how they arrived at their text, before finally guiding readers through the background to the poem. A selection of related poetry, an illustrated chapter on Anglo-Saxon archaeology, and a full glossary complete the volume. Mitchell and Robinson's accessible edition of "Beowulf" is ideal for readers coming to this masterpiece of Old English poetry for the first time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631172260
ISBN-10: 0631172262
Format: Paperback
(224mm x 151mm x 26mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Sep-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Bruce Mitchell

Bruce Mitchell is Fellow Emeritus at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. His many publications include An Invitation to Old English and Anglo-Saxon England (Blackwell, 1994). Fred C. Robinson is Douglas Tracy Smith Emeritus Professor of English at Yale University. His books include The Tomb of Beowulf, and Other Essays on Old English (Blackwell, 1993).The sixth edition of Mitchell and Robinson's A Guide to Old English was published by Blackwell in 2001.

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