Michael Alexander edits the latest edition of this heroic Anglo-Saxon narrative poem, believed to have been written 1,250 years ago and rich in history and legend, to great acclaim.
Beowulf: Old English Editionby Anonymous, Michael Alexander (Editor)
Beowulf is the greatest surviving work of literature in Old English, unparalleled in its epic grandeur and scope. It tells the story of the heroic Beowulf and of his battles, first with the monster Grendel, who has laid waste to the great hall of the Danish/b>
The classic tale of monster-hunting, dragon-fighting Beowulf, here in its original Old English
Beowulf is the greatest surviving work of literature in Old English, unparalleled in its epic grandeur and scope. It tells the story of the heroic Beowulf and of his battles, first with the monster Grendel, who has laid waste to the great hall of the Danish king Hrothgar, then with Grendel's avenging mother, and finally with a dragon that threatens to devastate his homeland. Through its blend of myth and history, Beowulf vividly evokes a twilight world in which men and supernatural forces live side by side, and celebrates the endurance of the human spirit in a transient world.
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amazingly,something that old could still be so good.I dont enjoy reading that much,but this with "The Oddysey" & "The Fatal Shore"What a trio of knowlegde and awe.