Beowulf (Crossley-Holland translation)
|Introduction by||Bruce Mitchell|
|Illustrator||Brigitte Hanf (jacket illustration)|
|Released||1968 (1st ed.)|
|Format||Hardcover with dustjacket|
Beowulf is a 1968 book publishing the Beowulf poem translated by Kevin Crossley-Holland. Bruce Mitchell, in his Introduction, discusses several academic works by J.R.R. Tolkien. Mitchell also provides a short quotation from an undated letter to Mitchell from Tolkien discussing Beowulf.
In his "Introducer's Note", Mitchell gives thanks to "Professor J.R.R. Tolkien, for permission to quote from a cherished private letter", and expresses his "deep obligations" to "Professors J.R.R. Tolkien, C.L. Wrenn, and A. Campbell for the lectures I have heard them deliver and the stimulus I have derived from them".