The Anglo-Saxon World

The Anglo-Saxon World: An Anthology

Fiction & Poetry, Poetry
Paperback Published on: 26/02/2009
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Synopsis

Beowulf, The Battle of Maldon, The Dream of the Rood, The Wanderer, and The Seafarer are among the greatest surviving Anglo-Saxon poems. They, and many other treasures, are included in The Anglo-Saxon World: chronicles, laws and letters, charters and charms, and above all superb poems. Here is a word picture of a people who came to these islands as pagans and yet within two hundred years had become Christians, to such effect that England was the centre of missionary endeavour and, for a time, the heart of European civilization. Kevin Crossley-Holland places poems and prose in context with his skilful interpretation of the Anglo-Saxon world; his translations have been widely acclaimed, and of Beowulf the poet Charles Causley has written, 'the poem has at last found its translator'. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199538713
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 238g
  • Dimensions: 195 x 129 x 18 mm

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The Anglo-Saxon World
Very interesting book
Not only enables one to read the translated version of Beowulf but, by also including various other poems of that time with the authors additional comments... READ MORE
Phil Thomas