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Beowulf and Other Old English Poems

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ISBN-10: 0553213474

ISBN-13: 9780553213478

Edition: 2nd

Authors: Constance Hieatt, A. Kent Hieatt

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Unique and beautiful, Beowulf brings to life a society of violence and honor, fierce warriors and bloody battles, deadly monsters and famous swords. Written by an unknown poet in about the eighth century, this masterpiece of Anglo-Saxton literature transforms legends, myth, history, and ancient songs into the richly colored tale of the hero Beowulf, the loathsome man-eater Grendel, his vengeful water-hag mother, and a treasure-hoarding dragon. The earliest surviving epic poem in any modern European language.Beowulfis a stirring portrait of a heroic worldsomber, vast, and magnificent.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/1/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 4.17" wide x 6.75" long x 0.42" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English