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New American Library , New York
StatementA new translation with an introd. by Burton Raffel. Afterword by Robert P. Creed.
SeriesA Mentor classic
ContributionsRaffel, Burton
The Physical Object
Pagination159 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23318620M
LC Control Number63020283

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Beowulf is the iconic work of literature in Old English. The story of heroic Beowulf and his battles with the monster Grendel and also with Grendel's mother not to mention the dragon is rather awesome.

Translation by Michael Alexander, first published on is very skillfully put together and admirable/5(). Beowulf is a major epic of Anglo-Saxon literature, probably composed between the first half of the seventh century and the end of the first millennium/5.

Beowulf Beowulf, heroic poem, the highest achievement of Old English literature and the earliest European vernacular epic.

It deals with events of the early 6th century and is believed to have been composed between and Lines – Lines – Lines – Lines – See a complete list of the characters in Beowulf and in-depth analyses of Beowulf, Grendel, Hrothgar, Unferth, Wiglaf, Grendel’s Mother, and The Dragon.

Grendel’s Mother. Here's where you'll find analysis about the book as a whole, from the major themes and ideas to. Beowulf Summary King Hrothgar, the ruler of the Danes, is troubled by the rampages of a demon Beowulf. book Grendel. Every night, Grendel attacks King Hrothgar's wealthy mead-hall, Heorot, killing Danish warriors and sometimes even eating them.

Hrothgar was a great warrior in his time, but now he's an old king and can't seem to protect his people. beowulf. anonymous. translated by gummere.

table of contents. prelude of the founder of the danish house i ii iii iv v vi vii viii ix x xi xii xiii xiv xv xvi xvii xviii xix xx xxi xxi xxiii xxiv xxv xxvi xxvii xxviii xxxi xxxii xxxiii xxxiv xxxv xxxvi xxxvii xxxviii xxxix xl xli xlii xliii. The present work Beowulf. book a modest effort to reproduce approximately, in modern measures, the venerable epic, Beowulf.

Approximately, I repeat; for a very close reproduction of Anglo-Saxon verse would, to a large extent, be prose to a modern ear. The Heyne-Socin text and glossary have been closely followed.

Occasionally a deviation has been made, but always for what seemed good and sufficient reason. In time, Hygelac is killed in a war against the Shylfings, and, after Hygelac’s son dies, Beowulf ascends to the throne of the Geats. He rules wisely for fifty years, bringing prosperity to Geatland.

When Beowulf is an old man, however, a thief disturbs a barrow, or mound, where a great dragon lies guarding a horde of treasure.

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Enraged, the Author: Tom Shippey. "Beowulf" is revered as one of the oldest works of Anglo-Saxon literature, and it deserves the reverance. But the poem is a lot more than just an old story -- it's a gripping adventure story, and it's also a glimpse of a culture that was pretty much stamped out Beowulf.

book the Norman invasion/5(). New York Times bestseller and winner of the Costa Book Award. Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother.

He then returns to his own country and dies in old age in a vivid fight against a dragon/5(). Beowulf - The protagonist of the epic, Beowulf is a Geatish hero who fights the monster Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and a fire-breathing dragon. Beowulf’s boasts and encounters reveal him to be the strongest, ablest warrior around.

In his youth, he personifies all of the best values of the heroic culture. Book Summary Heaney gives these epic qualities new and convincing reality for the contemporary reader. Composed toward the end of the first millennium of our era, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother.

Beowulf book. Read 21 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This is the story of a young man who travelled far across the sea to fight /5. When Beowulf hears tales of the destruction wrought by Grendel, he decides to travel to the land of the Danes and help Hrothgar defeat the demon.

He voyages across the sea with fourteen of his bravest warriors until he reaches Hrothgar’s kingdom. Created with Sketch. Created with Sketch. Beowulf is an Old English epic poem written anonymously around AD. Read the original text of Beowulf along with a side-by-side translation in plain English.

When you visit any website, it may store or retrieve information. "Beowulf" is a book that starts out with a creature named Grendel. He is slaying all of the king's men in Denmark. The king needs help and calls out to Beowulf. He comes to the king to find the creature that stalks the land.

Beowulf kills the creature, but Grendsl's mother wants revenge and Beowulf /5. This place exists in the graphic novel Beowulf by Gareth Hinds, based on the poem Beowulf.

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This book takes place in A.D. is about a warrior who slays beasts and monsters to defend his people. In the beginning of the book Beowulf enters as the prince of a far away land he has come to free Hrothgars great hall from the beast Grendal/5.

Famed was this Beowulf: far flew the boast of him, son of Scyld, in the Scandian lands. So becomes it a youth to quit him well. with his father’s friends, by fee and gift, that to aid him, aged, in after days, come warriors willing, should war draw nigh, liegemen loyal: by.

If Tolkien's analysis opened readers' eyes to "Beowulf" as a poem worth reading, and if Seamus Heaney's Beowulf a New Verse Translation resuscitated it for the 21st Century, then Professor Howell D.

Chickering, Jr.'s version lets it walk tall, on its own two feet, with the aid of his elegant, faithful rendering. He also gives readers a chance to not only see the millennium-old Old English text, naked and /5(78).

Beowulf, a hero of the Geats in Scandinavia, comes to the help of Hrothgar, the king of the Danes, whose mead hall (Heorot) has been under attack by a being known as Grendel. After Beowulf slays him, Grendel's mother attacks the hall and is then also defeated. Victorious, Beowulf goes home to Geatland in Sweden and later becomes king of the Geats.

Beowulf (bā´əwŏŏlf), oldest English epic, probably composed in the early 8th cent. by an Anglian bard in the vicinity of survives in only one manuscript, written by two scribes and preserved in the British Library in the collection of Sir Robert Cotton.

New York Times bestseller and winner of the Costa Book Award. Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother.

He then returns to his own country and dies in old age in a vivid fight against a dragon/5(). Beowulf is an Old English epic poem consisting of 3, alliterative lines.

It is one of the most important works of Old English literature. The date of composition is a matter of contention among scholars; the only certain dating pertains to the manuscript, which was produced between and The author was an anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet/5().

Beowulf book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Composed about CEBeowulf is the longest known poem written in Old Eng /5. Read an Excerpt. From John McNamara’s Introduction to Beowulf.

Even more perplexing is the question of values and beliefs in the poem. The world of Beowulf is the world of heroic epic, with its legendary fights among larger-than-life figures, both human and monstrous, its scenes of feasting in great beer halls presided over by kings, its accounts of bloody feuds trapping men and women alike /5().

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Translated by Gummere/5(2). Beowulf battles Grendel, pulls off his arm, Grendel runs away to the swamp to die. At first, it looks like Heorot is safe, once more. But, the next night Grendel’s mother comes looking for revenge. She grabs Aeschere, a top adviser to Hrothgar.

Beowulf hunts her down. Beowulf Book Summary: The classic story of Beowulf, hero and dragon-slayer, appears here in a new translation accompanied by genealogical charts, historical summaries, and a glossary of proper names.

These and other documents sketching some of the cultural forces behind the poem's final creation will help readers see Beowulf as an exploration of the politics of kingship and the psychology of. Appears in 7 books from Page 34 - Beowulf of the morning after his contest in swimming; 'the waves were stilled, and I could descry the sea-headlands, those windswept walls.

Appears in 4 books from /5(5). book #1 “They have seen my strength for themselves, have watched me rise from the darkness of war, dripping with my enemies’ blood. I drove five great giants into chains, chased all of .Poem Summary Beowulf is the longest and greatest surviving Anglo-Saxon setting of the epic is the sixth century in what is now known as Denmark and southwestern Sweden.

The poem opens with a brief genealogy of the Scylding (Dane) royal dynasty, named after a mythic hero, Scyld Scefing, who reached the tribe's shores as a castaway babe on a ship loaded with treasure.This brilliant new treatment of the world's oldest epic is a literary event on par with Seamus Heaney's wildly popular Beowulf translation.

Esteemed translator and best-selling author Stephen Mitchell energizes a heroic tale so old it predates Homer's Iliad by more than a millennium.