Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics
Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics is the title of a lecture by J.R.R. Tolkien and its shortened publication in book-form. Note that the original and much longer manuscript of the lecture was published as Beowulf and the Critics in 2002, edited by Michael D.C. Drout.
The lecture "Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics" was the Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture for 1936. Tolkien delivered it to the British Academy on 25 November 1936 and again two weeks later to the Manchester Mediaeval Society.
Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics has been published in several different editions.
1937: First Edition
In 1937, the first edition of Beowulf: The Monsters and the Critics was published by Humphrey Milford (London) for the British Academy ([1 July]. 56 pp. 500 copies printed. ISBN: N/A). It was also issued in the Proceedings of the British Academy (vol. 22, 1936, pr. 1937, pp. -295).
1983: The Monsters and the Critics