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Beowulf - rev edition

Beowulf (ISBN10: 0140433775; ISBN13: 9780140433777)
ISBN13: 978-0140433777
ISBN10: 0140433775

Summary: Beowulf is the greatest surviving work of literature in Old English, unparalleled in its epic grandeur and scope. It tells the story of the heroic Beowulf and of his battles, first with the monster Grendel, who has laid waste to the great hall of the Danish king Hrothgar, then with Grendel's avenging mother, and finally with a dragon that threatens to devastate his homeland. Through its blend of myth and history, Beowulf vividly evokes a twilight world in which men and supernatural f
orces live side by side, and celebrates the endurance of the human spirit in a transient world.
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Summary: Beowulf is the greatest surviving work of literature in Old English, unparalleled in its epic grandeur and scope. It tells the story of the heroic Beowulf and of his battles, first with the monster Grendel, who has laid waste to the great hall of the Danish king Hrothgar, then with Grendel's avenging mother, and finally with a dragon that threatens to devastate his homeland. Through its blend of myth and history, Beowulf vividly evokes a twilight world in which men and supernatural forces live side by side, and celebrates the endurance of the human spirit in a transient world. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: REV 95
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
Year Published: 1995
International: No



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