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Published January 1st 1950 by Routledge
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A great little translation that was originally done by John Hall and based on Klaeber's edition of the text, designed to provide an aid to reading Klaeber's Beowulf. For this 1940 edition, the translation is fully revised by C.L. Wrenn and has added notes and a new introduction. The real gem in this book is the added essay, Prefatory Remarks, On Prose Translation of Beowulf by Tolkien. The inclusion of this essay makes this book essential reading for any Tolkien fan and anyone interested in how ...more
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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, CBE, was an English writer, poet, WWI veteran (a First Lieutenant in the Lancashire Fusiliers, British Army), philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the high fantasy classic works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings .

Tolkien was Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford from 1925 to 1945, and Merton Professor of English lan
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