Sweets Anglo-Saxon Reader in Prose and Verse

Paperback | August 1, 1975

byHenry Sweet, Dorothy Whitelock

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This popular reader--a standard since its first edition in 1876--helps students acquire a sound elementary knowledge Old English by studying of a rich variety of poetry and prose. Selections cover a wide range of dialects and genres, from an early Northumbrian form of Caedmon's Hymn andninth-century Kentish charters to the complete texts of The Dream of the Rood and Wulfstan's Address to the English, with ample literary and historical notes.

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This popular reader--a standard since its first edition in 1876--helps students acquire a sound elementary knowledge Old English by studying of a rich variety of poetry and prose. Selections cover a wide range of dialects and genres, from an early Northumbrian form of Caedmon's Hymn andninth-century Kentish charters to the complete te...

Henry Sweet (1845-1912) was a philologist, and is also considered to be an early linguist. He specialized in the Germanic languages, particularly Anglo-Saxon (an early version of English), Old Icelandic, and West Saxon.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.67 inPublished:August 1, 1975Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019811169X

ISBN - 13:9780198111696

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