Front Cover
Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Fiction - 100 pages
4 Reviews
Dating from between the 8th and 11th century Beowulf is the oldest known English epic poem. Beowulf is a narrative poem about the kings and heroes of Denmark and Geatland. It is a story of mythic creatures and medieval battles between men and monsters. Follow the adventures of Beowulf, the story's title character, as he battles the Grendel, the Grendel's mother, and a dragon. As you read imagine yourself in one of the taverns or royal courts of Old England hearing the great epic Beowulf, for the first time as you might well have then. Passed down by oral tradition Beowulf's author is to this day unknown. The original manuscript was written in Anglo-Saxon or Old English. Presented here is the faithful translation of Francis B. Gummere.

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - joyhclark - LibraryThing

Words cannot express my hatred for this book. I've been forced to read it 3 times throughout high school and college. If I'm ever forced to read it again, I may have to poke my eyes out. Seriously, I hate it that much. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - BrynDahlquis - LibraryThing

I was very surprised at the ease with which I read this great epic poem. I expected it to be very hard to get through and keep focused on, but it's actually a very straightforward story. Lots of ... Read full review

Other editions - View all

Bibliographic information