Published for the first time! 'Beowulf was Tolkien's lodestar. Everything he did led up to or away from it,'---The New Yorker. He first completed this translation in 1926, then corrected it over the years. The commentary consists of excerpts from a series of lectures Tolkien gave in the 1930s in order to clarify the book's vision. 448 pages, softcover. Mariner Books.