Beowulf : A Glossed Text

Description

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.

Details

Author(s)
Michael Alexander
Format
Paperback | 272 pages
Dimensions
129 x 198 x 16mm | 202g
Publication date
01 Nov 1995
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint
PENGUIN CLASSICS
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
Old English ed.
Illustrations note
glossary, notes
ISBN10
0140433775
ISBN13
9780140433777
Bestsellers rank
239,648