ISBN 9780140449310,Beowulf

Beowulf

Author:

Alexander

,

Michael

Publisher:

Penguin Books

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ISBN 9780140449310
Publisher

Penguin Books

Publication Year 2003
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780140449310

ISBN-10 0140449310
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 136 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

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 it celebrates the endurance of the human spirit in a transient world.
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