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About Beowulf by J. Lesslie Hall
Beowulf is an Old English epic poem consisting of 3182 alliterative lines. It is the oldest surviving long poem in Old English and is commonly cited as one of the most important works of Old English literature. It was written in England some time between the 8th and the early 11th century. The author was an anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet, referred to by scholars as the "Beowulf poet". The poem is set in Scandinavia. Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, comes to the aid of Hrothgar, the king of the Danes, whose mead hall in Heorot has been under attack by a monster known as Grendel. After Beowulf slays him, Grendel's mother attacks the hall and is then also defeated. Victorious, Beowulf goes home to Geatland (Götaland in modern Sweden) and later becomes king of the Geats. After a period of fifty years has passed, Beowulf defeats a dragon, but is fatally wounded in the battle. After his death, his attendants cremate his body and erect a tower on a headland in his memory. The full poem survives in the manuscript known as the Nowell Codex, located in the British Library. It has no title in the original manuscript, but has become known by the name of the story's protagonist. In 1731, the manuscript was badly damaged by a fire that swept through Ashburnham House in London that had a collection of medieval manuscripts assembled by Sir Robert Bruce Cotton
About the Author: Seamus Heaney was born in County Derry in Northern Ireland. Death of a Naturalist, his first collection of poems, appeared in 1966, and was followed by poetry, criticism and translations which established him as the leading poet of his generation. In 1995 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, and twice won the Whitbread Book of the Year, for The Spirit Level (1996) and Beowulf (1999). Stepping Stones, a book of interviews conducted by Dennis O'Driscoll, appeared in 2008; Human Chain, his last volume of poems, was awarded the 2010 Forward Prize for Best Collection. He died in 2013.
Título: Beowulf - First Edition, First Issue
Año de publicación: 1990
Condición del libro: Fine
Edición: First Edition
Descripción Faber and Faber, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. A few small marks to page edges Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0007179615
Descripción Faber and Faber, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Very Good: a copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0007412890
Descripción Faber and Faber, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Acceptable. Acceptable items may shows sign of prior usage, pages stained or discoloured from the outside. Covers/corners and spine may be worn/bent, may contain stickers/stamps or previous owners name (May contain gift note). For detailed description please contact seller. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0001303495
Descripción . Hardback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Nº de ref. de la librería GOR001312371
Descripción . Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería HBS-00090790-B
Descripción Faber and Faber. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Nº de ref. de la librería 2781241185
Descripción Faber, 1997. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. 1st edition 1st printing hardback in unclipped dustjacket. Book and dustjacket both in VG+ condition with no inscriptions, slight fading to jacket spine. Not a book club edition, ex library or a remainder. Scans available on request. Nº de ref. de la librería 008748
Descripción Faber and Faber, London, 1999. Hardback. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. Very good hardback copy in very good dustjacket, bookplate on inside page. xxx, 106pp. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall. Nº de ref. de la librería 025987
Descripción Faber & Faber, 1999. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 1st Edition. 2nd printing of the 1st Edition. a new translation by Seamus Heaney. Nº de ref. de la librería XXX_beowulf
Descripción FABER AND FABER, LONDON, 1999. HARDBACK BLACK. Estado de conservación: Good. JACKET: GOOD DJ. pages clean, gilt on spine DATE PUBLISHED: 1999 EDITION: 106. Nº de ref. de la librería 101178