'This will surely be the standard edition of Beowulf' Dr Margaret Connolly, University College, Cork 'very student user-friendly' Dr J. A. George, Uninversity of Dundee 'it will be most useful and exactly the kind of student edition that has long been needed' Dr William Marx, University of Wales, Lampeter 'This up-to-date edition it a godsend.' Peter J. Lucas, University College, Dublin We have long been waiting for it.' Professor Dr Heinz Bergner, Justus-Liebig-Universitat Giessen presents its familiar material in a conspicuously rejuvenated way...This edition follows a current trend towards providing most of the material necessary for the study of a major work within a single volume...The introduction has detailed and authoritative discussions of all the major aspects of the poem, apart from general critical interpretation, for which the reader is referred to items in the extensive bibliography. English This fully annotated edition makes the poem Beowulf more accessible in its original language, and provides the materials necessary for its detailed study by those new to Old English. The Medieval World Students working through Beowulf in the original language for the first time ... may find themselves grateful for this compact, efficient, and inexpensive introduction to the poem. Every part of Jack's text is presented with meticulous accuracy - a welcome virtue in publications of this kind. References are brief but apt, expert, and up-to-date. John D. Niles, University of California, Berkeley, Speculum - A Journal of Medieval Studies, Jan 1997
About the Author
George Jack is at University of St Andrews.