Exciting news ahead …
I smell the covers of a new Tolkien book on the way! 🙂
Indeed, word had just come out that the Tolkien Estate (in association with Harper Collins) will publish J.R.R. Tolkien’s own translation of the Anglo-Saxon epic, Beowulf.
The book will be available on May 22nd, this year.
At long last!
And that’s not all – as the book will feature commentaries on the poem from Tolkien and a previously unpublished short story written by Tolkien himself, entitled Sellic Spell.
Once again, edited by Christopher Tolkien, this book is perfect for any Anglo-Saxon fans – especially of Beowulf (me! me!) and Tolkien fans alike (me too! me too!).
Years ago, I had read about a possible translation Tolkien had done but it seemed that a published version was doomed to remain a mystery.
What a lovely surprise therefore, to have been given the news within such a short time from publication. Usually, these things are announced a year before – but I’m certainly not complaining!
The book will be available in Hardcover and Deluxe Edition, and is already available for pre-order on Amazon.
For more info, visit: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Beowulf
Anyone eager to get his hands on this?
I know I am – and expect an in-depth review here, once it is released. 🙂
Yes! Exciting times ahead!