Wednesday, April 17, 2013


new edition edited by Seamus Heaney [829.3 BeoS

This classic saga of heroism and adventure, recounts Beowulf's life from youth to old age and death. The tale begins when he sails to the aid of a king being plagued by a dragon. He slays the dragon then its mother who comes after him and is praised by the king. He then goes on to becomes successful in him homeland, and exemplifies heroism till his dying day. I found this to be a quick read once I got into the rhythm of the writing; it only took me a day to finish it. If you have trouble getting into it, this version does come with notations on the side of the page to keep track of the plot. This is one of those classics you should read if you enjoy fantasy, mythology, and or adventure. -- recommended by Kristen A. - Gere Branch Library

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