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Beowulf by Constance Hieatt

Beowulf (edition 1988)

by Constance Hieatt

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Authors:Constance Hieatt
Info:Bantam Classics (1988), Edition: Reissue, Mass Market Paperback
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Beowulf and Other Old English Poems by Constance Hieatt



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I had not read Beowulf since high school, was nice to read it again although like in high school still a tough read. ( )
  LouCypher | Dec 14, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553213474, Mass Market Paperback)

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. Beowulf is a stirring portrait of a heroic world–somber, vast, and magnificent.

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Readable translation of Beowulf, believed to have been written in the eighth century, about the adventures of the title character, a warrior who battles the man-eating monster, Grendel. Includes a selection of shorter works reflecting the quality and variety of Old English poetry.… (more)

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