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Beowulf

ISBN-10: 019955529X

ISBN-13: 9780199555291

Edition: 2008

Authors: Kevin 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 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.
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Book details

List price: $9.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.08" wide x 7.72" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 0.308
Language: English

Charlie Higson is an acclaimed comedy writer, producer, and actor. Higson is the author of the adult thrillers Full Whack and King of the Ants. He is also the author of the internationally best-selling Young Bond series which include the titles: SilverFin, Blood Fever, Double or Die, Hurricane Gold and By Royal Command. Charlie is writing a new series of zombie books for children. Book 1 is The Enemy and Book 2 is The Dead. Charlie Higson lives in London.Kevin Crossley-Holland is a well-known poet, a prize-winning children's author, and a translator. Crossley-Holland has translated Beowulf and The Exeter Book of Riddles from the Anglo-Saxon. He has collaborated with composers Nicola Lefanu (The Green Children and The Wildman), Rupert Bawden (The Sailor's Tale), Sir Arthur Bliss, William Mathias, and Stephen Paulus. Crossley-Holland's book The Seeing Stone won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Smarties Prize Bronze Medal, and the Tir na n-Og Award. The trilogy has won critical acclaim and been translated into twenty-five languages. His recent and forthcoming books are The Hidden Roads: A Memoir of Childhood, Bracelet of Bones and his new and selected poems The Mountains of Norfolk. Crossley-Holland often lectures abroad on behalf of the British Council and offers poetry and prose workshops and talks on the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, King Arthur, heroines and heroes, and myth, legend and folk-tale. Kevin Crossley-Holland is an Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall, Oxford, a patron of the Society for Storytelling, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He lives on the north Norfolk coast in East Anglia with his wife and children.

Includes: Introduction
Textual Note
Bibliography
Time Chart
Genealogical Tables
Map
Explanatory Notes
Index of Names