Annotations for Beowulf : The Oldest English Epic

Baker & Taylor
A lengthy introduction discussing historical background accompanies the poem about the monster slayer Beowulf

Oxford University Press
This new poetic translation brings the earliest extant English poem closer to the modern reader. Kennedy offers a translation in alliterative verse, based on Klaeber's text, of the Old EnglishBeowulf, and provides a brief critical introduction which reviews literary and cultural discussions of the poem.