England, Methuen's Old English Library: 1957
Edition: 5th or later Edition
Seller ID: 011390
Good. Academic Paperback. 12mo . Trade Paperback Frontis Photo of battle causeway site.This great poem in old English tells of the Saxon - Viking battle. J.R.R.Tolkien is thanked in preface by his associate E.V.Gordon for his inspiration. Here is the original text with a scholarly introduction and notes.Gordon and Tolkien of course worked together on Sir Gawain and here. Some judicial underlines and annotations Prof.Tolkien talks about this battle tradition in the 'Tolkien Reader' where he discusses the wisdom (Or lack of) in allowing the Vikings to cross the bridge unmolested for honor's sake... View More...