From 11:00PM PDT on Friday, July 1 until 5:00AM PDT on Saturday, July 2, the Shmoop engineering elves will be making tweaks and improvements to the site. That means Shmoop will be unavailable for use during that time. Thanks for your patience!
We have changed our privacy policy. In addition, we use cookies on our website for various purposes. By continuing on our website, you consent to our use of cookies. You can learn about our practices by reading our privacy policy.
© 2016 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Seafarer

The Seafarer

  

by Anonymous

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

The Exeter Book, the manuscript in which "The Seafarer" is found, was used and abused over the course of its history as everything from a cutting board to a coaster for a beer mug. It was also damaged in a fire. Shmoop hopes you're nicer to your books. (Cited in source.)

The Exeter Book was given to the Exeter Cathedral Library by the Bishop of Exeter, Leofric in the eleventh century. It's still there to this day, so if you're willing to fly all the way to England, you just might get a glimpse. (Source.)

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Advertisement