Beowulf

Beowulf

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The classic Anglo-Saxan epic poem. In the poem, Beowulf, a hero of the Geats in Scandinavia, comes to the help of Hroðgar, the king of the Danes, whose mead hall (Heorot) has been under attack by a being known as Grendel. After Beowulf slays him, Grendel's mother attacks the hall and is then also defeated. Victorious, Beowulf goes home to Geatland in Sweden and

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The classic Anglo-Saxan epic poem. In the poem, Beowulf, a hero of the Geats in Scandinavia, comes to the help of Hroðgar, the king of the Danes, whose mead hall (Heorot) has been under attack by a being known as Grendel. After Beowulf slays him, Grendel's mother attacks the hall and is then also defeated. Victorious, Beowulf goes home to Geatland in Sweden and later becomes king of the Geats. After a period of fifty years has passed, Beowulf defeats a dragon, but is fatally wounded in the battle. After his death, his attendants bury him in a tumulus in Geatland.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014018838
Publisher:
Philtre Libre
Publication date:
01/25/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
80 KB

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Beowulf 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite pieces of literature. Love all the action.