Before there was Game of Thrones, there was Beowulf...
SONG OF BATTLE AND KINGS
Beowulf is one of the earliest extant poems in a modern European language, composed in England before the Norman Conquest. As a social document this great epic poem is invaluable--reflecting a feudal world of heroes and monsters, blood and victory, life and death. As a work of art, it is unique. Beowulf rings with beauty, power, and artistry that have kept it alive for a thousand years. The noble simplicity of Beowulf's anonymous Anglo-Saxon singer is recaptured in this vivid translation by Burton Raffel.
Translated and with an Introduction by Burton Raffel
and an Afterword by Roberta Frank
- ISBN-13: 9780451530967
- ISBN-10: 0451530969
- Publisher: Signet Book
- Publish Date: June 2008
- Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.3 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.2 pounds
- Page Count: 176
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP