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Grendel (1971) [Novel]
by John Gardner Rating: Weighted - 7.0 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (8 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Grendel is a beautiful and heartbreaking modern retelling of the Beowulf epic from the point of view of the monster, Grendel, the villain of the 8th-century Anglo-Saxon epic.

Original title: Grendel
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionFantasySaga, Myth, and Legend
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classicsFootnote Fiction

This work is an adaptation of the following works :
     Beowulf (900) [Novel]
      Author: Unknown Author

Edition #1: Grendel

Grendel (1971)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "At times you may laugh at this 'pointless, ridiculous monster, crouched in the shadows, stinking of dead men, murdered children and martyred cows' but only with slight introspection you will discover your laughter is directed not at Grendel but at all mankind." The National Observer
  • "An extraordinary achievement...very funny, original and deft, altogether lovable, poignant, rich with thought and feeling...immensely enjoyable." The New York Times
  • "...a celebration and a conservation of what we most need in one of the greatest poetic myths we have...I cannot recommend it too highly." Newsweek
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Grendel (1989)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0679723110
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.9 x .6 in
Pages: 192

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Grendel (1985)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 0394740564
Pages: 152

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Grendel (1973)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Ballantine Books

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