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Postscript on Beowulf


  • Date Published: December 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107585683

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  • Originally published in 1948, this book was written as the sequel to Andrews' Syntax and Style in Old English (1940). The main object of that book was to determine the syntax of various Old English sentence forms in prose. Whilst the evidence of verse was not ignored, it was largely confined to showing that there was a prima facie case for believing that the usage of verse, generally speaking, agreed with prose. Using Beowulf as a case study, this book was written in response to critical scepticism around Andrews' assumptions regarding Old English verse. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Beowulf, literary criticism and Old English poetry.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107585683
    • length: 168 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.22kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introductory
    2. Sentences introduced by đa, đonne, daer
    3. Sentences introduced by aer, nu, siđđan, etc.
    4. Demonstrative and relative pronouns
    5. Co-ordinate clauses
    6. General problems of the sentence
    7. Some parts of speech
    8. The poet and his art
    9. Stress in Old English
    10. Postponed alliteration
    11. Metrical criteria
    12. Scribal error and its sources
    Index of lines
    Index of subjects.

  • Author

    S. O. Andrew

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