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Beowulf - A Translation and Commentary, Together With Sellic Spell slipcased ed

English · Hardback

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The translation of Beowulf by J.R.R. Tolkien was an early work, very distinctive in its mode, completed in 1926: he returned to it later to make hasty corrections, but seems never to have considered its publication.

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J. R. R. Tolkien, Edited by Christopher Tolkien


"This is long-awaited, and hugely exciting for Tolkien readers" The Guardian
"If he had never written The Lord of the Rings he would have been famous in academic circles for writing one published lecture on Beowulf called The Monsters and the Critics. It turned things upside down. Beowulf was probably the medieval text that influenced him the most and the commentary and lectures are 'nuggets of gold'"
The Independent
"A tantalising prospect. Tolkien's translation of Sir Gawain is a master class in linguistic chicanery - Middle English meets Middle Earth... it will be interesting to see if it gives Heaney's Beowulf a run for its money"
Simon Armitage, The Guardian

Product details

Authors John Ronald Reuel Tolkien
Assisted by Christopher Tolkien (Editor)
Publisher Harper Collins Uk
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 22.05.2014
EAN 9780007590070
ISBN 978-0-00-759007-0
No. of pages 448
Dimensions 149 mm x 228 mm x 50 mm
Subject Fiction > Science fiction, fantasy

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