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Beowulf (c.900) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Part history and part mythology, Beowulf opens in the court of the Danish king where a horrible demon named Grendel devours men in their sleep every night. The hero Beowulf arrives and kills the monster, but joy turns to horror when Grendel’s mother attacks the hall to avenge the death of her son. Ultimately triumphant, Beowulf becomes king himself and rules peacefully for fifty years until, one dark day, a foe more powerful than any he has yet faced is aroused—an ancient dragon guarding a horde of treasure. Once again, Beowulf must summon all his strength and courage to face the beast, but this time victory exacts a terrible price.

Original title: Beowulf
Original languages: Old English

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Genre: PoetryEpic and Narrative Poetry

This work has been adapted as the following works :
     Beowulf: Dragonslayer (1961) [Novel]
      Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
     Grendel (1971) [Novel]
      Author: John Gardner

Edition #1: Beowulf

Beowulf (2006)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

This new translation of Beowulf aims at rendering it closely from Anglo-Saxon (Old English) verse while maintaining its salient poetic qualities and literary appeal. Martin Puhvel's translation uses vocabulary that makes the poem readable to all, preserving at the same time the poem's characteristic, somewhat austere mode of expression and the vibrant, powerful flow of its alliterative verse.


The work also features informative preliminary chapters that present the basic facts, findings, and theories concerning Beowulf. In addition, the elaborate "Notes and Comments" section following the text of the translation provides detailed information relevant to it, traces the motivational forces and other influences behind significant actions and speeches in the poem, and sheds light on various thought-provoking or challenging matters and issues in it or connected with it. An annotated list of proper names, genealogies of relevant royal families, a map of the geography of Beowulf, and a short list of recommended readings are also included, making this a helpful resource for students.

Language: English

Edition: verse translation (Puhvel)
Translated by: Martin Puhvel
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Manifested in:

Beowulf (2006)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761835127
Pages: 144

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Edition #2: Beowulf

Beowulf (2005)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: Barnes & Noble Classics
Translated by: John McNamara
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Beowulf (2007)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books
ISBN: 1593083831
Pages: 176

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Beowulf (2005)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books
ISBN: 1593082665
Pages: 176

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Edition #3: Beowulf: A New Translation

Beowulf: A New Translation (1999)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: verse translation, bilingual (Heaney)
Translated by: Seamus Heaney
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Beowulf: A New Translation (2000)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374111197
Dimensions: 6.2 x 9.4 x 1 in
Pages: 208

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Edition #4: Beowulf

Beowulf (1999)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

The classic story of Beowulf, hero and dragon-slayer, appears here in a new translation accompanied by genealogical charts, historical summaries, and a glossary of proper names. These and other documents sketching some of the cultural forces behind the poem's final creation will help readers see Beowulf as an exploration of the politics of kingship and the psychology of heroism, and as an early English meditation on the bridges and chasms between the pagan past and the Christian present. A generous sample of other modern versions of Beowulf sheds light on the process of translating the poem.

Language: English

Edition: verse translation (Liuzza)
Translated by: R. M. Liuzza
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Beowulf (1999)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Peterborough, Ontario
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1551111896
Pages: 248

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Edition #5: Beowulf: The Fight at Finnsburh

Beowulf: The Fight at Finnsburh (1999)
Edition Details:

Edited with an introduction and notes by Heather O'Donoghue.

Includes: Introduction, Textual Note, Bibliography, Time Chart, Genealogical Tables, Map, Explanatory Notes, Index of Names

Language: English

Edition: verse translation (Crossley-Holland)
Translated by: Kevin Crossley-Holland
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Manifested in:

Beowulf (1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192833200
Pages: 176

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Edition #6: Beowulf

Beowulf (1973)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: verse translation (Alexander)
Translated by: Michael Alexander
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Beowulf (2003)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780140449310
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.7 x .5 in
Pages: 192

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Edition #7: Beowulf

Beowulf (1963)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: verse translation (Raffel)
Translated by: Burton Raffel
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Beowulf (1999)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 0451527402
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.9 x .5 in
Pages: 160

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Beowulf (1987)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Signet
ISBN: 0451627954
Dimensions: 4.2 x 6.9 x .4 in
Pages: 160

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Edition #8: Beowulf

Beowulf (1957)
Edition Details (From the publisher):

David Wright's idiomatic translation is designed for both the student and the general reader.

Language: English

Edition: prose translation (Wright)
Translated by: David Wright
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Manifested in:

Beowulf (1957)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140440704
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.8 x .4 in
Pages: 128

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Edition #9: Beowulf

Beowulf (1923)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: prose translation (Gordon)
Translated by: R. K. Gordon
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Manifested in:

Beowulf (1992)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Mineola, NY
Publisher: Dover Thrift Editions
ISBN: 0486272648
Dimensions: 5.1 x 8.2 x .2 in
Pages: 64

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