BY HIS OWN MIGHT: THE BATTLES OF BEOWULF by Dorothy Homford

BY HIS OWN MIGHT: THE BATTLES OF BEOWULF

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The great epic poem which has survived the centuries, often translated, is here further simplified into prose, which, after the clash and clang of the primitive knightly battles, is too tame. There is a fair degree of accuracy in the accounts of the important battles and their outcome; there is scholarship of specific interest; but there is no hint of the rhythms, the surge, the vitality that has kept the poem alive -- through the years and through English courses.

Pub Date: April 29th, 1947
Publisher: Holt