By Constance Hieatt
Specified and gorgeous, Beowulf brings to lifestyles a society of violence and honor, fierce warriors and bloody battles, lethal monsters and recognized swords. Written by way of an unknown poet in concerning the 8th century, this masterpiece of Anglo-Saxton literature transforms legends, delusion, historical past, and old songs into the richly coloured story of the hero Beowulf, the loathsome man-eater Grendel, his vengeful water-hag mom, and a treasure-hoarding dragon. The earliest surviving epic poem in any smooth eu language. Beowulf is a stirring portrait of a heroic world–somber, massive, and sumptuous.
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