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Beowulf: An Introduction to the Study of the Poem

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Beowulf: An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn
AuthorR.W. Chambers
PublisherCambridge University Press
Released1921
FormatHardback

Beowulf: An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn is a 1921 book by R.W. Chambers about Beowulf.

By 28 July 1922, J.R.R. Tolkien had agreed to review this book for for G.N. Clark, editor of the English Historical Review. He made several pages of notes, but would not complete the review (or perhaps it was never published).[1]

On 24 May 1932, Chambers sent Tolkien an inscribed copy of the second edition of Beowulf: An Introduction to the Study of the Poem (published the same month).[2]

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  1. Christina Scull, Wayne G. Hammond, "Addenda and Corrigenda to The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide (2006) Vol. 1: Chronology" , Hammond&Scull.com (accessed 14 April 2014)
  2. *Douglas A. Anderson, "R.W. Chambers and The Hobbit", in Tolkien Studies, Vol. III (eds. Douglas A. Anderson, Michael D.C. Drout, Verlyn Flieger), p. 141