The ultimate epic poem, detailing the exploits of Beowulf battling with a variety of Nordic monsters. It has everything: dragons, crazed monsters, kings, and copious amounts of mead. It is an epic poem defined, in that the hero travels great distances and fights against insurmountable odds to do battle against said monsters and dragons.
Long beloved by high school students for injecting a splash of gore into usually staid English classes, everyone should give this epic a read-through at least once in their life.
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April 10, 2013
this is also a movie but book is great!
April 02, 2013
Awesome book. Anyone know the author?
September 28, 2012
September 17, 2012
June 27, 2012
Is this book good because I need to read reviews
May 28, 2012
I have my favorite poems-Rhime of the ancient mariner,Poe's The Raven-This has got to be the best of the best.Beowulf fights several monsters,but what the kingdom doesn't know is Beowulf unleashed the monsters on the kingdom himself.genius.
March 15, 2012
To hard to read
February 21, 2012
It was good
January 02, 2012
A great story, but not the best translation of this work. It can be quite challenging compared to other translations, hence the 2 star review.
August 25, 2011