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The earliest English poems;: A bilingual edition Alexander, Michael

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Very good first edition thus hardcover (Univ. of California Pr., 1970, 218 pages; ISBN 0520015045) in deep yellow cloth, red titles; dust jacket is missing; English and Old English on facing pages; pages clean, tight, unmarked; binding sound, book is slightly cocked from leaning on shelf; previous owner's bookplate and small white label on back paste-down endpaper; on its way to you the same or next day in bubblewrap; email confirmation; standard (media) mail takes 4-14 days; expedited (priority) mail takes 2-5 days; international orders go by airmail (6-10 days). Bookseller Inventory # 0621MAXYD8J

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Title: The earliest English poems;: A bilingual ...

Binding: Jan 01, 1970

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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Anglo-Saxon poetry was produced between 700 and 1000 AD for an audience that delighted in technical accomplishment, and the durable works of Old English verse spring from the source of the English language.

Michael Alexander has translated the best of the Old English poetry into modern English and into a verse form that retains the qualities of Anglo-Saxon metre and alliteration. Included in this selection are the "heroic poems" such as Widsith, Deor, Brunanburh and Maldon, and passages from Beowulf; some of the famous 'riddles' from The Exeter Book; all the "elegies," including The Ruin, The Wanderer, The Seafarer, The Wife's Complaint and The Husband's Message, in which the virtu of Old English is found in its purest and most concentrated form; together with the great Christian poem The Dream of the Rood.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Michael Alexander has retired from the chair of English Literature at the University of St Andrews. For Penguin he has translated The Earliest English Poems (now The First Poems in English) and Beowulf. These verse translations have sold over half a million copies in Penguin, for whom he has also edited Beowulf and The Canterbury Tales: The First Fragment.

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