A fat, dreamy child, disappointing to his famous berserker father, Berki is given the mocking name Beowulf by his fellow youths. His love for the maiden Hygd drives him to his first heroic contest, in the course of which he is swept up by the wild passions of the sea-gods ninth daughter. Coming back from the sea’s depths to the Geatish court, Beowulf discovers that he is no longer an object of mockery: his troll-like size, strength, and the lingering touch of the Otherworld upon him make him feared where he was once despised. Now Beowulf’s true strife lies before him: the struggle to remain human among humans while accepting the sorrows and loneliness of his Otherworldly nature; to use his monster’s strength to defend the earth from the ravages of troll and dragon; and to stand, at last, like a true king for the folk who once thought him worthless.
There are 12 chapters to the novel Beowulf. The story is written to be a continuous narrative that has no real ‘breaks’ between. The story follows the adventures of Beowulf through his life and intersects it with the author’s own interpretations.
The History of Beowulf
Beowulf (/ˈbeɪəwʊlf/; Old English: Bēowulf [ˈbeːowulf]) is an Old English epic poem consisting of 3,182 alliterative lines. It is one of the most important works of Old English literature. The date of composition is a matter of contention among scholars; the only certain dating pertains to the manuscript, which was produced between 975 and 1025. The anonymous poet is referred to by scholars as the “Beowulf poet”.
Paperback: 575 pages
Item Weight: 1.68 pounds
Dimensions: 6 x 1.3 x 9 inches
Release Date: October 17, 2019
BISAC: FIC009020; FIC010000
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