Beowulf is a 3,182 line epic poem which was written in Old English and which has been translated in various ways many dozens of times in the past 200 years. Old English scholars are in almost unanimous agreement that Beowulf is the greatest literary monument surviving from the Anglo-Saxon period.
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Beowulf
A comprehensive introduction to the poem from Wikipedia. Sections include historical background, a synopsis of the story, authorship and date, the manuscript, sources and analogues, form and meter, interpretation and criticism, and other topics.
Beowulf Aloud
Sound recordings of selected excerpts from the poem. By Michael Drout.
Beowulf for Beginners
An introduction to the poem. Lists the main characters, describes each major event, and gives background information about Anglo-Saxon culture. Also contains a glossary of terms, an index of topics, and sound recordings of selected events. By Helen Lynch and Susan Dunbar.
Beowulf: a Summary in English Prose
A synopsis of the poem by D.L. Ashliman.
Eight Videos about Beowulf
A selection of videos in which the speakers discuss the Beowulf poem.
List of Beowulf characters
A Wikipedia article that lists all the characters mentioned in the poem and gives a thumbnail description of each. In many cases the name of the character is a hyperlink to a Wikipedia article about the character.
Readings from Beowulf
Contains sound files for selected passages of the poem. Each sound file is accompanied by the Old English text.
Sound Recording from Beowulf
Sound recording of lines 64-125 (life in Hrothgar's hall). The recording is accompanied by the Old English text and textual notes.
Beowulf for Beginners
An introduction to the poem. Lists the main characters, describes each major event, and gives background information about Anglo-Saxon culture. Also contains a glossary of terms, an index of topics, and sound recordings of selected events. By Helen Lynch and Susan Dunbar.
Beowulf
A comprehensive introduction to the poem from Wikipedia. Sections include historical background, a synopsis of the story, authorship and date, the manuscript, sources and analogues, form and meter, interpretation and criticism, and other topics.
List of Beowulf characters
A Wikipedia article that lists all the characters mentioned in the poem and gives a thumbnail description of each. In many cases the name of the character is a hyperlink to a Wikipedia article about the character.
Beowulf Aloud
Sound recordings of selected excerpts from the poem. By Michael Drout.
Beowulf: a Summary in English Prose
A synopsis of the poem by D.L. Ashliman.
Eight Videos about Beowulf
A selection of videos in which the speakers discuss the Beowulf poem.
Readings from Beowulf
Contains sound files for selected passages of the poem. Each sound file is accompanied by the Old English text.
Sound Recording from Beowulf
Sound recording of lines 64-125 (life in Hrothgar's hall). The recording is accompanied by the Old English text and textual notes.
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