Edited by Yuri Cowan 



Text, The Tale of Beowulf, Collected Works of William Morris, vol. X, London: Longmans, 1911

Kelmscott Edition: The Tale of Beowulf Done Out of the Old English Tongue. Trans. By William Morris and A. J. Wyatt. Kelmscott Press, 1895

The Tale of Beowulf, London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1898


Manuscript draft: Morris Autograph, Morgan Library, New York, M A 312

British Library MS. Add. 45,318 ff. 135v-138, 135v-138

Beowulf transcription: British Library Add. MS. 45,318, ff. 135v-138


Jones, Chris. "The Reception of William Morris's Beowulf, " in Writing on the Image: Reading William Morris, ed. David Latham, Toronto: University of Toronto, 197-208.

Hulme, W.H., Review of The Tale of Beowulf, Modern Language Notes, 15.1 (January 1900): 22-26. 

Morris, May, passage from "Morris as a Writer: The Influence of the North," William Morris: Artist, Writer, Socialist.

Spray, Thomas. "Missing Links: Beowulf, Grettis Saga and the Late Romances of William Morris". JWMS 23.2 (Summer 2019) 33-53. 

Tilling, P[hilip] M., "William Morris's Translation of Beowulf: Studies in His Vocabulary." Studies in English Literature and Early Literature in Honor of Paul Christophersen. Ed. P. M. Tilling. New University of Ulster, 1981, 163-75.

Watts, Theodore. Rev. Beowulf. Athenaeum, 10 August, 1895, 181-82. Reprinted William Morris: The Critical Heritage. Ed. Peter Faulkner. London: Routledge, 1973, 385-87.