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  • Beowulf: Chartwell Classics (Hardcover)

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    Author: John Earle
    Published by: Chartwell Books

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In this Anglo-Saxon epic, the hero Beowulf fights horrifying, ghastly monsters in his bid to save the hall of Hrothgar, King of the Danes.

Composed by an anonymous Anglo-Saxon singer toward the end of the first millennium CE, Beowulf is an Old English epic tale recounting the adventures of Beowulf, a Geatish hero from present-day Sweden. He is called on by Hrothgar, King of the Danes, to defeat Grendel, the powerful monster that threatens his great hall.

As one of the earliest extant poems in a modern European language, it depicts a feudal world of blood, victory, and death—a world that exalts heroes who travel great distances to prove their might, against all odds, defeating supernatural beasts.

Ringing with the beauty, power, and artistry that have kept its poetry alive for a thousand years, this venerable tale is now available as an elegantly designed, jacketed hardcover edition translated by John Earle with an introduction from early British literature and epic poetry scholar and professor Tom Schneider.

Essential volumes for the shelves of every classic literature lover, the Chartwell Classics series includes beautifully presented works and collections from some of the most important authors in literary history. Chartwell Classics are the editions of choice for the most discerning literature buffs.

Other titles in the Chartwell Classics Series include:

Complete Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft

Complete Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Complete Novels of Jane Austen

Complete Sherlock Holmes

Complete Tales & Poems of Edgar Allen Poe

Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Divine Comedy

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Other Tales

The Essential Tales of H.P. Lovecraft

The Federalist Papers

The Inferno

The Call of the Wild and White Fang

Moby Dick; The Odyssey

Pride and Prejudice

The Essential Grimm’s Fairy Tales

Emma; The Great Gatsby

The Secret Garden

Anne of Green Gables

The Essential Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Phantom of the Opera

The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital

Republic

Frankenstein

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

The Picture of Dorian Gray; Meditations

Wuthering Heights; A Tales of Two Cities

Beowulf

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Little Women

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Author
Genre
Publisher
Type
Binding
  • Hardback
Cat. No.
  • 5272723
EAN
  • 9780785839941
ISBN
  • 9780785839941