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Look Inside. The first major poem in English literature, Beowulf tells the story of the life and death of the legendary hero Beowulf in his three great battles with supernatural monsters.
The ideal Anglo-Saxon warrior-aristocrat, Beowulf is an example of the heroic spirit at its finest. Leading Beowulf scholar Howell D. Chickering, Jr.
This edition incorporates recent scholarship and provides historical and literary context for the modern reader. It includes the following: an introduction a guide to reading aloud a chart of royal genealogies notes on the background of the poem critical commentary glosses on the eight most famous passages, for the student who wishes to translate from the original an extensive bibliography. Howell D. Chickering enjoys the poem immensely, and this attractive attitude shines everywhere. This book is valuable for its extended literary appreciations and its facing text.
The essays on poetics, social history, and structure and the notes to specific passages survey the important scholarship. Read An Excerpt. Chickering By Howell D.
Chickering Best Seller. Category: Poetry Literary Criticism. Add to Cart. Also available from:. Paperback —. About Beowulf The first major poem in English literature, Beowulf tells the story of the life and death of the legendary hero Beowulf in his three great battles with supernatural monsters. About Howell D. Chickering Howell D. Product Details. Inspired by Your Browsing History. Related Articles. Looking for More Great Reads? Download Hi Res. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.
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Beowulf: A Dual-Language Edition