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  • Published: 28 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141194875
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 116
  • RRP: $12.99

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Beowulf tells the story of the heroic Beowulf and of his battles, first with the monster Grendel, then with Grendel's avenging mother, and finally with a dragon that threatens to devastate his homeland. Through its blend of myth and history, Beowulf vividly evokes a twilight world in which men and supernatural forces live side by side.

  • Pub date: 28 June 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141194875
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 116
  • RRP: $12.99

About the Author

Michael Alexander

Michael Alexander recently retired from the chair of English Literature at the University of St Andrews. For Penguin he has translated, The Earliest English Poems, The Canterbury Tales: The First Fragment, as well as a prose translation of Beowulf. His verse translations of The Earliest English Poems and Beowulf have sold over half a million copies in Penguin, for whom he has also edited Beowulf and The Canterbury Tales: The First Fragment.

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