by Francis Gummere (trans)
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2009
Number of pages: 184
The oldest existing story written in Old English, "Beowulf" is the classic tale of courage and honor. In the Great Hall of Hrothgar, King of the Danes, the warrior Beowulf, son of a Swedish King, wages battle with the monster Grendel.
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