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A classic tale of heroes and monsters, complete with gold and gore. First written in old English, previously belonged only to oral tradition. More traditional translations retain the verse form. - K.
This is the oldest English epic, probably composed in the early 8th century. Its narrative consists of two parts: the first relates Beowulf's successful fights with the water monster Grendel and with Grendel's mother; the second narrates the hero's victory in his old age over a dragon and his subsequent death and funeral at the end of a long life of honor.
You may also want to see Stories of Beowulf which is a series of children's tales, and Teutonic Myth and Legend: An Introduction to the Eddas and Sagas, Beowulf, The Nibelungenlied, Etc. for a more serious study.
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