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One of the most universally studied of the English classics, Beowulf is considered the finest heroic poem in Old English. Written ten centuries ago, it celebrates the character and exploits of Beowulf, a young nobleman of the Geats, a people of southern Sweden.

Beowulf first rescues the royal house of Denmark from two marauding monsters, then returns to rule his people for 50 years, ultimately losing life in a battle to defend the Geats from a dragon's rampage. The poem combines mythical elements, Christian and pagan sensibilities, and actual historical figures and events in a narrative that ranges from vivid descriptions of fierce fighting and detailed portrayals of court life to earnest considerations of social and moral dilemmas. Originally written in Old English verse, it is presented here in an authoritative prose translation by R. K. Gordon.

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Finest heroic poem in Old English celebrates the exploits of Beowulf, a young nobleman of southern Sweden. Combines myth, Christian and pagan elements, and history into a powerful narrative. Genealogies.

Synopsis:

Finest heroic poem in Old English celebrates character and exploits of Beowulf, a young nobleman of the Geats, a people of southern Sweden. Narrative combines mythical elements, Christian and pagan sensibilities, actual historical figures and events to create a striking work of great power and beauty. Genealogies.

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ISBN:
9780486272641
Translator:
Gordon, R. K.
Author:
Gordon, R. K.
Author:
Beowulf
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Beowulf
Subject:
Single Author - English
Subject:
Epic poetry, English (Old)
Subject:
Modernized versions
Subject:
Epic poetry, English
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
19920931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.13 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Finest heroic poem in Old English celebrates the exploits of Beowulf, a young nobleman of southern Sweden. Combines myth, Christian and pagan elements, and history into a powerful narrative. Genealogies.

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Finest heroic poem in Old English celebrates character and exploits of Beowulf, a young nobleman of the Geats, a people of southern Sweden. Narrative combines mythical elements, Christian and pagan sensibilities, actual historical figures and events to create a striking work of great power and beauty. Genealogies.

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