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Grendel

John Gardner

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ISBN 10: 0679723110 / ISBN 13: 9780679723110
Published by Vintage, 1989
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Title: Grendel

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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The first and most terrifying monster in English literature, from the great early epic Beowulf, tells his own side of the story in this frequently banned book. This classic and much lauded retelling of Beowulf follows the monster Grendel as he learns about humans and fights the war at the center of the Anglo Saxon classic epic. This is the book William Gass called "one of the finest of our contemporary fictions."

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Few writers ever reach this level of greatness, It doesn't matter whether you think Grendel's about Anglo-Saxon warriors battling monsters or the collapse of superstition and the rise of capitalism, or both at once, this is mythic writing in every sense of those words. (Jon Courtenay Grimwood SFX magazine)

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