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161720481993
Seller: 3in!
(490)
100.0% positive
Bass Lake, California, US
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Ended Jun 7, 2015 9:15:29 PM
Category: Books:Nonfiction
$40.98
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Buyer: c***d (215)
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Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Up for sale is a hardback copy of the 1st American edition, 1st printing of Finn and Hengest: The Fragment and the Episode (1983). The book itself is in near fine (like new) condition; it appears to have never been read. The dust jacket I’d rate as very good because it contains scratches, chips, and small tears (see pictures). The dust jacket is protected in a Mylar book jacket cover. The story of Finn and Hengest, two fifth-century heroes in northern Europe, is told both in Beowulf and in a fragmentary Anglo-Saxon poem known as The Fight at Finnsburg, but so obscurely and allusively that its interpretation has been a matter of controversy for over 100 years. Bringing his unique combination of philological erudition and poetic imagination to the task, Tolkien revealed a classic tragedy of divided loyalties, of vengeance, blood and death. The story has the added attraction that it describes the events immediately preceding the first Germanic invasion of Britain which was led by Hengest himself. This book will appeal not only to students of Old English and all those interested in the history of northern Europe and Anglo-Saxon England, but also admirers of The Lord of the Rings who will be fascinated to see how Tolkien handled a story which he did not invent. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE I'll definitely combine shipping. I'll send you an invoice at the end of the auction with the total for all items including shipping.
Submitted by: Urulókë
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