Beowulf, and Other Old English Poems

Beowulf, and Other Old English Poems

Book Title: Beowulf, and Other Old English Poems

Author: Jesse L. Byock

Format: Paperback | 149 pages

Publication Date: 01 Sep 1988

ISBN-13: 9780553213478

Unique and beautiful, Beowulf brings to life a society of violence and honor, fierce warriors and bloody battles, deadly monsters and famous swords. Written by an unknown poet in about the eighth century, this masterpiece of Anglo-Saxton literature transforms legends, myth, history, and ancient songs into the richly colored tale of the hero Beowulf, the loathsome man-eater Grendel, his vengeful water-hag mother, and a treasure-hoarding dragon. The earliest surviving epic poem in any modern European language. Beowulf is a stirring portrait of a heroic world-somber, vast, and magnificent.