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Beowulf (Trade)

Beowulf (Trade) - 05 edition

Beowulf (Trade) - 05 edition

ISBN13: 9781593082666

ISBN10: 1593082665

Beowulf (Trade) by John  Translator McNamara - ISBN 9781593082666
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Barnes&Noble Classics
Published:
International: No
Beowulf (Trade) by John  Translator McNamara - ISBN 9781593082666

ISBN13: 9781593082666

ISBN10: 1593082665


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Summary

Widely regarded as the first true masterpiece of English literature, Beowulf describes the thrilling adventures of a great Scandinavian warrior of the sixth century. Its lyric intensity and imaginative vitality are unparalleled, and the poem has greatly influenced many important modern novelists and poets, most notably J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings.

Part history and part mythology, Beowulf opens in the court of the Danish king where a horrible demon named Grendel devours men in their sleep every night. The hero Beowulf arrives and kills the monster, but joy turns to horror when Grendel's mother attacks the hall to avenge the death of her son. Ultimately triumphant, Beowulf becomes king himself and rules peacefully for fifty years until, one dark day, a foe more powerful than any he has yet faced is aroused--an ancient dragon guarding a horde of treasure. Once again, Beowulf must summon all his strength and courage to face the beast, but this time victory exacts a terrible price.

Book Dimensions 8" x 5 1/4"