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Beowulf: A Verse Translation (Penguin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

Beowulf stands at the head of English literature; a poem of historical interest and epic scope. Although the first manuscript of Beowulf dates from around the year 1000 CE, it is thought that the poem existed in its present form from the year 850. Beowulf's adventures themselves stand in front of the wide historical canvas of 5th and 6th century Scandinavia. Against this heroic background of feuding and feasting, Beowulf first kills the monster Grendel and her mother, and later defends his people against a dragon in a battle that leaves them both mortally wounded. 

@Eazy-B Uh oh. Grendel’s mom showed up. She is really pissed. Wait. Monsters have feelings?

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Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

Translated by Michael Alexander.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140449310
Translator:
Alexander, Michael
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Translator:
Alexander, Michael
Author:
Beowulf
Author:
Alexander, Michael
Author:
Anonymous
Location:
London
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Monsters
Subject:
Dragons
Subject:
Scandinavia
Subject:
Epic poetry, English
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
issue 9
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
7.84x5.08x.51 in. .35 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 192 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140449310 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , Translated by Michael Alexander.
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