Sweets Anglo-Saxon Reader in Prose and Verse by Henry Sweet

Sweets Anglo-Saxon Reader in Prose and Verse

byHenry Sweet, Dorothy Whitelock

Paperback | August 1, 1975

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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.

About The Author

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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Title:Sweets Anglo-Saxon Reader in Prose and VerseFormat: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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