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Published by Indiana University Press in Bloomington .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Epic poetry, English (Old),
  • Monsters -- Poetry,
  • Dragons -- Poetry

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 27-31.

StatementTranslated by Lucien Dean Pearson. Edited, with an introd. and notes, by Rowland L. Collins.
GenrePoetry.
SeriesA Midland book,, MB-73
ContributionsPearson, Lucien Dean, tr., Collins, Rowland L., ed.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR1583 .P4
The Physical Object
Pagination127 p.
Number of Pages127
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5909539M
LC Control Number64010837
OCLC/WorldCa353899

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New York Times bestseller and winner of the Costa Book Award. Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother. He then returns to his own country and dies in old age in a vivid fight against a dragon/5(). Beowulf - The protagonist of the epic, Beowulf is a Geatish hero who fights the monster Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and a fire-breathing dragon. Beowulf’s boasts and encounters reveal him to be the strongest, ablest warrior around. In his youth, he personifies all of the best values of the heroic culture. Book Summary Heaney gives these epic qualities new and convincing reality for the contemporary reader. Composed toward the end of the first millennium of our era, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother.   Beowulf book. Read 21 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This is the story of a young man who travelled far across the sea to fight /5.