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HarperCollins to Publish Tolkien’s ‘Beowulf’ Translation

beowulfThe man who gave us The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings novels has more to give.

According to The Bestseller, JRR Tolkien’s translation of the classic Beowulf will soon be published. Tolkien translated the old English poem in 1926, but never planned to publish it. Now HarperCollins will publish it with JRR Tolkien’s son, Christopher, editing it.

The HarperCollins book will also include bits and pieces of lectures on Beowulf that JRR Tolkien gave at Oxford in the 1930s.

Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary is expected to be published by HarperCollins in the U.K. on May 22nd. US by Houghlin Mifflin Harcourt is publishing it here in the U.S.

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