Beowulf: A Verse Translation  -     By: Michael Alexander
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Beowulf: A Verse Translation

Penguin Classics / 2003 / Paperback

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Beowulf stands at the head of English literature; a poem of historical interest and epic scope. Although the first manuscript of Beowulf dates from around the year 1000 CE, it is thought that the poem existed in its present form from the year 850. Beowulf's adventures themselves stand in front of the wide historical canvas of 5th and 6th century Scandinavia. Against this heroic background of feuding and feasting, Beowulf first kills the monster Grendel and her mother, and later defends his people against a dragon in a battle that leaves them both mortally wounded.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 7.75 X 5.13 X 0.25 (inches)
ISBN: 0140449310
ISBN-13: 9780140449310
UPC: 051488010005
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Beowulf stands at the head of English literature; a poem of historical interest and epic scope. Although the first manuscript of Beowulf dates from around the year 1000 CE, it is thought that the poem existed in its present form from the year 850. Beowulf's adventures themselves stand in front of the wide historical canvas of 5th and 6th century Scandinavia. Against this heroic background of feuding and feasting, Beowulf first kills the monster Grendel and her mother, and later defends his people against a dragon in a battle that leaves them both mortally wounded. 


 

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