Beowulf and Other Old English Poems

Beowulf and Other Old English Poems

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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 worlda€“somber, vast, and magnificent. From the Paperback edition.5 The street was paved with stone, and the path guided the band of men. Chain- mail ... The famous hero answered him: strong in his helmet, the valiant Geat replied, aquot;We are Hygelaca#39;s table- companions: Beowulf is my name. I wish to tell myanbsp;...

Title:Beowulf and Other Old English Poems
Author: Constance Hieatt
Publisher:Bantam Classics - 2010-05-26

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