by Francis Gummere


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Beowulf by Francis Barton Gummere

Beowulf, the epic tale of adventure that follows Beowulf as he battles Grendel, Grendel's Mother, and later becomes king. Beowulf was originally written in Old English by an unknown Anglo-Saxon poet sometime between the 8th and 11th centuries. It is one of the most important works of Anglo-Saxon literature. This translation, by Professor Francis Gummere, was first published in 1910.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781721628728
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/24/2018
Pages: 438
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.89(d)

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Beowulf 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
adribabe on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read this book back in High School and absolutely loved it. I recently saw the movie with Angelina Jolie and it seemed a fairly accurate representation of the story itself...not bad if you are ok with the whole half animation thing. This story is a hard read so i recommend it be read either translated or with a helpful reading guide. (Not saying you can't figure it out on your own...just saying it helps). I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy and historical adventure. I loved immersing myself into the Vikings lands and culture. Not very many books are out there that describe what people and events were like back then and this story is the one that has survived so many centuries. I wonder how many amazing tales have been lost in time.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book