By Bruce Mitchell, Fred C. Robinson
Publish yr note: First released 1964
A accomplished creation to outdated English, combining easy, transparent philology with the simplest literary works to supply a compelling and available beginners' guide.
• offers a complete advent to outdated English
• makes use of a realistic technique fitted to the wishes of the start student
• positive factors choices from the best works of previous English literature, equipped from basic to more difficult texts to maintain velocity with the reader
• contains a dialogue of Anglo-Saxon literature, heritage, and tradition, and a bibliography directing readers to precious guides at the subject
• up-to-date all through with new fabric together with the 1st 25 strains from Beowulf with distinctive annotation and an evidence of Grimm's and Verner's laws
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A Guide to Old English (8th Edition) by Bruce Mitchell, Fred C. Robinson