Beowulf by John EarleBeowulf by John Earle


Translated byJohn Earle

Paperback | October 1, 2017

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Composed by an anonymous Anglo-Saxon singer toward the end of the first millennium AD,Beowulfis an Old English epic tale recounting the adventures of Beowulf, a Geatish hero from present-day Sweden. He is called on by Hrothgar, King of the Danes, to defeat Grendel, the powerful monster that threatens his great hall.

As one of the earliest extant poems in a modern European language, it depicts a feudal world of blood, victory, and death--a world that exalts heroes who travel great distances to prove their strength, at impossible odds, against supernatural demons and beasts.

Ringing with the beauty, power, and artistry that have kept it alive for a thousand years, this venerable tale is now available as a portable, elegantly designed clothbound edition with an elastic closure and a new introduction.
Tom Schneider is a faculty member at California Baptist University, where he teaches English, including early British literature and epic poetry. He earned his Ph.D. in this subject from the University of California, Riverside. His ongoing research and writing is about medieval literature with a special interest in movement--from ideas...
Title:BeowulfFormat:PaperbackDimensions:268 pages, 7.88 × 6 × 0.62 inPublished:October 1, 2017Publisher:Race Point PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1631064231

ISBN - 13:9781631064234