Beowulf

Beowulf

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by Crossley-Holland, Heather O'Donoghue
     
 

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The finest literary work passed down to us from Anglo-Saxon times, Beowulf celebrates the existence of heroism in a dark world of feuds, violence, and uncertainty. Set in the legendary Scandinavian past, Beowulf comes to the aid of the Danish king Hrothgar by killing the terrifying monster Grendel and its vengeful mother. A lifetime later, Beowulf courageously

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The finest literary work passed down to us from Anglo-Saxon times, Beowulf celebrates the existence of heroism in a dark world of feuds, violence, and uncertainty. Set in the legendary Scandinavian past, Beowulf comes to the aid of the Danish king Hrothgar by killing the terrifying monster Grendel and its vengeful mother. A lifetime later, Beowulf courageously prepares for another great battle when a fiery dragon threatens his own kingdom. This acclaimed translation contains a critical introduction, a full index of names, and extensive notes.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The classic eighth-century English poem is strikingly presented, making accessible the story of a young man's heroic journey to find and slay two monsters. Ages 11-up. (June)
From the Publisher
"Asks to be placed immediately in the hands of every child...reads aloud resoundingly."—The School Librarian

"The strong, alliterative prose has something of the same quality as the splendid Old English verse. A remarkable achievement."—Children's Books of the Year

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199555291
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/15/2008
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,277,741
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

Kevin Crossley-Holland is a British author, poet, and editor well-known to both young and old readers. Among his most recent books for children are Folktales of the British Isles and Axe-Age, Wolf-Age.
Charles Keeping has illustrated over 100 children's books, including several of his own, and has twice won the British Library Association's Kate Greenaway Medal.

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Beowulf 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this book very much. I read this back in 8th grade and i really liked it.I havent read it since then but i remember there is a big monster in the book.