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978-0-553-21347-8 / 0553213474

Beowulf and Other Old English Poems

by Hieatt, Constance R. (Translator)

Publisher:Bantam Classic & Loveswept 1988-09-01

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Unique and beautiful, Beowulf brings to life a society of violence and honor, fierce warriors and bloody battles, deadly monsters and famous swords. Written by an unknown poet in about the eighth century, this masterpiece of Anglo-Saxton literature transforms legends, myth, history, and ancient songs into the richly colored tale of the hero Beowulf, the loathsome man-eater Grendel, his vengeful water-hag mother, and a treasure-hoarding dragon. The earliest surviving epic poem in any modern European language. Beowulf is a stirring portrait of a heroic worldsomber, vast, and magnificent.

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