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Beowulf and Other Old English Poems

 
 
 
 
Beowulf and Other Old English Poems
Author: Constance Hieatt
ISBN 13: 9780553213478
ISBN 10: 553213474
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Publication Date: 1988-08-01
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 192
List Price: $4.95
 
 

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 world–somber, vast, and magnificent.


From the Paperback edition.