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"[A] careful and scholarly edition of an important early English poem, which scholars and students alike will welcome."

Modern Language Review
Paperback, 128 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by Liverpool University Press (first published 820)
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Even though this isn't exactly a novel-length poem, I'm adding it to my list for a few reasons. First of all, it is 1,300 lines long. Second of all, when I awake from cryo-sleep in three thousand years, I want to look back and remember that I read this. And thirdly, nobody else has reviewed it, so I suppose I'll perform a social function.

'Elene' is a poem chronicling the voyage of the Roman Emperor Constantine's mother when she travelled to Israel to find the cross of Christ. It had appeared to
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