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Beowulf

Beowulf - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0199555291

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ISBN13: 978-0199555291
ISBN10: 019955529X
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 1999
International: No

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Beowulf - 99 edition

ISBN13: 978-0199555291

Kevin Crossley-Holland

ISBN13: 978-0199555291
ISBN10: 019955529X
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 1999
International: No
Summary

This is the story of a young man who travelled far across the sea to fight two terrifying monsters-one who could rip a man apart and drink his blood, the other who lived like a sea-wolf at the bottom of a dark, blood-stained lake. The young hero's name was Beowulf, and his story, first written in Anglo-Saxon in the eighth century, has become one of the world's most famous epics. Kevin Crossley-Holland retells the story for children in quick-paced, rhythmical prose accompanied by Charles Keeping's striking illustrations. Together they bring to life the beauty and power of one of the first great English poems.

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