Penguin Classics Beowulf by Michael AlexanderPenguin Classics Beowulf by Michael Alexander

Penguin Classics Beowulf

byMichael AlexanderTranslated byMichael Alexander

Paperback | January 1, 1973

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One of the earliest examples of literature in the English language is the cherished and compelling epic poem Beowulf. With its fascinating mixture of mythology, theology and philosophy, Beowulf represents a cornucopia of artistry in an eloquent celebration of heroic life and death. Its simple plot is magnified with the beauty and force of its language. The story tells of a hero who achieves glory in a foreign land and risks it all in the battle against evil monsters and dragons. Though stylistically complex, the rich artistry of this text is critical reading for literary scholars and anyone interested in the blend of Pagan and Christian traditions among the Anglo Saxons.

 

Title:Penguin Classics BeowulfFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:176 pages, 5.33 X 7.61 X 0.43 inShipping dimensions:176 pages, 5.33 X 7.61 X 0.43 inPublished:January 1, 1973Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140442685

ISBN - 13:9780140442687

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One of the earliest examples of literature in the English language is the cherished and compelling epic poem Beowulf. With its fascinating mixture of mythology, theology and philosophy, Beowulf represents a cornucopia of artistry in an eloquent celebration of heroic life and death. Its simple plot is magnified with the beauty and force of its language. The story tells of a hero who achieves glory in a foreign land and risks it all in the battle against evil monsters and dragons. Though stylistically complex, the rich artistry of this text is critical reading for literary scholars and anyone interested in the blend of Pagan and Christian traditions among the Anglo Saxons.