Beowulf by Anonymous audiobook

Beowulf: Translated by Seamus Heaney

By Anonymous
Translated by Seamus Heaney
Read by George Guidall

Recorded Books, Inc.
4.15 Hours 1
Format : CD (In Stock)
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Written a thousand years ago, this long poem is the very first surviving piece of English literature. Join Beowulf, a young warrior, as he achieves glory by fighting and killing three fantastic monsters. This new translation, by the Nobel laureate poet Seamus Heaney, offers modern readers an accessible, intensely dramatic text. It amply demonstrates why this epic has spread its influence over more than a millennium of literature.

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Written a thousand years ago, this long poem is the very first surviving piece of English literature. Join Beowulf, a young warrior, as he achieves glory by fighting and killing three fantastic monsters. This new translation, by the Nobel laureate poet Seamus Heaney, offers modern readers an accessible, intensely dramatic text. It amply demonstrates why this epic has spread its influence over more than a millennium of literature.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The Anglo-Saxon epic, composed between the seventh and tenth centuries, has long been accorded its place in literature.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“The poem includes battles, aggressive boasts, glorious funerals, frightening creatures, and a much-studied alliterative meter.” Publishers Weekly
“How powerful the oldest, most archetypal literary works remain.” Booklist
“Written more than a thousand years ago in the Germanic tongue from which the pre-Norman core of modern English is formed, Beowulf is the epic poem of the warrior hero who survived a succession of fierce trials only to languish for centuries thereafter in the entombing clutches of university scholars.” Kirkus Reviews

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 4.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English