Frances B. Gummere was Professor of English at Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania. He was a scholar of poetry and a translator of classical works. His original scholarly works include The Handbook of Poetics, Old English Ballads, and The Beginnings of Poetry. He was married to Amelia Mott Gummere (1859-1937), a noted writer on Quaker subjects.
- Beowulf (1000)
- Beowulf, the epic tale of adventure that follows Beowulf as he battles Grendel, Grendel's Mother, and later becomes king. Beowulf was originally written in Old English by an unknown Anglo-Saxon poet sometime between the 8th and 11th centuries. It is one of the most important works of Anglo-Saxon literature. This translation, by Professor Francis Gummere, was first published in 1910.
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