Beowulf and Other Old English Poems (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Constance B. Hieatt (Translator), A. Kent Hieatt (Introduction by)
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Description


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.

About the Author


Constance B. Hieatt was an emeritus professor of English at the University of Western Ontario.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780553213478
ISBN-10: 0553213474
Publisher: Bantam Classics
Publication Date: August 1988
Pages: 192
Language: English