Beowulf

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" 'Tis better to die than to live in shame." The oldest existing story written in Old English, "Beowulf" is the classic tale of courage and honor. In the Great Hall of Hrothgar, King of the Danes, the warrior Beowulf, son of a Swedish King, wages battle with the monster Grendel. The introduction contains a short history of the English language and a description of Anglo-Saxon culture.
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" 'Tis better to die than to live in shame." The oldest existing story written in Old English, "Beowulf" is the classic tale of courage and honor. In the Great Hall of Hrothgar, King of the Danes, the warrior Beowulf, son of a Swedish King, wages battle with the monster Grendel. The introduction contains a short history of the English language and a description of Anglo-Saxon culture.
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The original oldie but goodie, the great monster killer dukes it out with himself. The Heaney version is the same text he scored a hit with in 2000, now with more than 100 full-page illustrations of ships, swords, and horses-all that Viking warrior stuff. This is a more modern translation, meant for the lay reader. The Gunmere edition was originally published in 1910 and is a bit more traditional and academic. A forthcoming film adaptation by graphic novel god Neal Gaiman and starring Anthony Hopkins and Angelina Jolie will no doubt generate interest in this old saw.


—Michael Rogers
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979181313
  • Publisher: Red and Black Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Pages: 184
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.42 (d)

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    Posted August 30, 2013

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