Beowulf: Old English Edition (Penguin Classics)

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The classic tale of monster-hunting, dragon-fighting Beowulf, here in its original Old English 

Beowulf is the greatest surviving work of literature in Old English, unparalleled in its epic grandeur and scope. It tells the story of the heroic Beowulf and of his battles, first with the monster Grendel, who has laid waste to the great hall of the Danish king Hrothgar, then with Grendel's avenging mother, and finally with a dragon that threatens to devastate his homeland. Through its blend of myth and history, Beowulf vividly evokes a twilight world in which men and supernatural forces live side by side, and celebrates the endurance of the human spirit in a transient world.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Michael Alexander edits the latest edition of this heroic Anglo-Saxon narrative poem, believed to have been written 1,250 years ago and rich in history and legend, to great acclaim.

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This heroic Anglo-Saxon nar-rative poem, believed to have been written 1,250 years ago, is rich in history and legend. The epic explores the age-old themes of good and evil, vengeance and loyalty as Beowulf battles monsters and dragons. British actor David Rintoul does a masterful job narrating this major work of the Western canon. His voice, vibrant and rich, Shakespearean in its cadences and timbre, nimbly conveys the nuances of the poem, from its heroic deeds to its elegiac tone. Rintoul's narration makes music of the harsh guttural sounds of this fine translation. Liner notes include a synopsis of the poem. P.B.J. An AUDIOFILE Earphones Award Winner. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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