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J.R.R. Tolkien is best known as a fantasy writer.
If you actually liked "Beowulf" when you were forced to read it in school, then definitely check out these three poems translated to modern English by Tolkien.
The beautiful prose and poetry that flows easily from the lips will intrigue and delight even the lay reader.
Do not read Tolkien's version unless you want to be confused. Not a good translation, unfortunately. He's great at fantasy and adventure, not so great at translating prose.Published 1 month ago by AliciaJones
What's better than Sir Gawain? Sir Gawain translated Tolkien you say? What's better than Sir Gawain translated by Tolkien? Read morePublished 3 months ago by D. W.
A great read although hard to follow at times. J.R.R. Tolkien did a brilliant translation of these poems. Glad this was finally made available on ebooks. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Pint-sized Bookworm
WHo doesn't love the Hobbit stories? Recommend for teens and up, housewives included. Enjoyed these from cover to cover and hope to see the movies soon!Published 9 months ago by Liza Bruce
For those British lit. fans, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a must read. It is also on the must read list for most high schools. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Heather D. Jackson
Tolkien does a splendid job on the translations in this book, but what I liked even better were the introductions and essays in the forward. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Badluck Bob
In the introduction to his translation of this fourteenth century poem, Tolkien calls it "a fairy tale for adults, full of life and colour. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Joseph Finley