Translated by Frances B Gummere. ISBN 978-0-9791813-1-3. Paperback 6x9, 184pp. $12.99.
" 'Tis better to die than to live in shame." The oldest existing story written in Old English, Beowulf is the classic tale of courage and honor. In the Great Hall of Hrothgar, King of the Danes, the warrior Beowulf, son of a Swedish King, wages battle with the monster Grendel. The introduction contains a short history of the English language and a description of Anglo-Saxon culture.
"The Gummere translation excels it at capturing the feel of the Old English, and particularly the alliterations which pervade the original Anglo-Saxon text. . . . I was excited to see that Gummere is circulating. I hope that many more people will read it and enjoy it as much as I do."
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The English Teacher; Beowulf Lesson Plans
The Beauty of Anglo-Saxon Poetry; A Prelude to Beowulf
Class Zone: Beowulf
The Hero Connection; From Beowulf to Batman
An Introduction to Beowulf; Language and Poetics
Using History Through Literature
What Good is Beowulf?
Beowulf: The Complete Old English Text
Audio: Readings from Beowulf in Old English
University of Virginia's Old English
British Library; Old English
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, in Old English
BBC's Anglo-Saxon History
The Sutton Hoo Archeological Site
Regia Anglorum: Anglo-Saxon History