Beowulf

Written byUnknown Seamus Heaney

Published in

About "Beowulf"

Beowulf is a major epic of Anglo-Saxon literature, probably composed between the first half of the seventh century and the end of the first millennium. The poem was inspired by Germanic and Anglo-Saxon oral tradition recounting the exploits of Beowulf, the hero who gave his name to the poem. Here, it's transcribed as a verse epic, onto which are grafted Christian additions.


Genres
  • Classics
  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • School
  • Mythology
  • Literature
  • Medieval
  • Read For School
  • Epic
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ISBN9780393320978pages245publisherW.W. Norton & Companyseriessettings
  • Denmark
  • Geatland (Sweden)
  • Blank (Denmark)
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