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Beowulf: an introduction to the study of the poem, with a discussion of the stories of Offa and Finn. With a supplement by C.L. Wrenn #2019

Beowulf an introduction to the study of the poem with a discussion of the stories of Offa and Finn With a supplement by C L Wrenn Chamber s introduction to Beowulf is the most comprehensive study of the whole problem of this remarkable Anglo Saxon manuscript The original edition published in began with a summary of the vi

  • Title: Beowulf: an introduction to the study of the poem, with a discussion of the stories of Offa and Finn. With a supplement by C.L. Wrenn
  • Author: Raymond Wilson Chambers Charles Leslie Wrenn
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 475
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Beowulf: an introduction to the study of the poem, with a discussion of the stories of Offa and Finn. With a supplement by C.L. Wrenn By Raymond Wilson Chambers Charles Leslie Wrenn, Chamber s introduction to Beowulf is the most comprehensive study of the whole problem of this remarkable Anglo Saxon manuscript The original edition, published in 1921, began with a summary of the views held by previous writers on historical and non historical elements in the poem, its date, origin and structure this was followed by a collection of the Latin and ScandinChamber s introduction to Beowulf is the most comprehensive study of the whole problem of this remarkable Anglo Saxon manuscript The original edition, published in 1921, began with a summary of the views held by previous writers on historical and non historical elements in the poem, its date, origin and structure this was followed by a collection of the Latin and Scandinavian documents furnishing parallels for various episodes and a detailed discussion of the Fight at Finnsberg and the relation of the Finn episode in Beowulf and the relevance of archaeological finds The second edition provided a supplement on work up to 1930 and an additional bibliography This third edition, similarly, accounts for scholarship and publications since 1930 The Sutton Hoo discoveries of 1939, in particular, have made additions necessary The original text remains unaltered since no major change of emphasis or interpretation is needed but Professor Wrenn s new supplement and bibliography brings the book up to date.

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    1. This is one of the most comprehensive studies of Beowulf to ever be published and the title is a little modest because this is far from a beginners introduction to Beowulf, what it actually is is a huge study of the problems that face the academic who is already well versed in Beowulfian studies The book was designed to be used in conjunction with Chamber s edition of Beowulf, which was sadly overshadowed by Klaeber s text Fortunately this introduction has faired a little better and attained som [...]

    2. After nearly a hundred years, this book is still the classic study of Beowulf No serious Beowulf reader can afford to be without a copy.

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