The Earliest English Poems

The Earliest English Poems


Translator: Michael Alexander

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140445947
  • 192 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Table of Contents

Introduction
A Note on the Translation
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the Third Edition

The Ruin

Caedmon’s Hymn

Bede’s Death Song

Heroic Poems
Deor and Widsith
Beowulf and the Fight at Finnsburg
Waldere

Elegies
The Wanderer and the Seafarer
The Wife’s Complaint, the Husband’s Message and Wulf and Eadwacer

Gnomic Verses

Riddles

The Dream of the Rood

The Phoenix

Brunaburh

The Battle of Maldon

Map of the Site of the Battle of Maldon
Notes
Appendixes:
A. The Runes
B. Suggested Solutions to the Riddles
C. Anglo-Saxon Metric
Glossary of Proper Names
Further Reading

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