Beowulf (Knickerbocker Classics) by Tom Schneider,John Earle

By Tom Schneider,John Earle

Composed through an nameless Anglo-Saxon singer towards the top of the 1st millennium AD, Beowulf is an outdated English epic tale recounting the adventures of Beowulf, a Geatish hero from present-day Sweden. he's known as on by way of Hrothgar, King of the Danes, to defeat Grendel, the strong monster that threatens his nice hall.

As one of many earliest extant poems in a contemporary eu language, it depicts a feudal international of blood, victory, and death--a international that exalts heroes who shuttle nice distances to end up their energy, at very unlikely odds, opposed to supernatural demons and beasts.

Ringing with the sweetness, energy, and artistry that experience saved it alive for 1000 years, this venerable story is now to be had with a brand new introduction.

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