Alexander, Michael – Translator,: Beowulf: A Verse Translation , Revised Edition (Penguin Classics)
Book Number: 0125045
W. W. Norton & Company, New York -- London, 2003. Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. Acknowledgements, preface and introduction by translator, genealogical tables, further reading, a note on the text, notes, map and index of proper names. Colour photographic paperback binding with black and white coloured titles to the front panel and white coloured titles to the back strip. "Beowulf is the greatest surviving work of literature in Old English, unparalleled in its epic scale and scope. It tells the story of the heroic Beowulf and his battles, first with the monster Grendel, who has laid waste to the great Hall of the Danish king Hrothgar, then with Grendel's avenging mother and finally with a dragon that is devastating his homeland. Through its blend of history, legend and myth, Beowulf vividly evokes a twilight world in which men and supernatural forces live side-by-side, and celebrates the endurance of the human spirit in a transient world." – from rear panel blurb. Minor rubbing of the book edges and panels with very minimal age toning of the text block edges and pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 136,  pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Myths, Legends & Folklore; Britain/UK; Early (0-1000 AD); Poetry. ISBN: 0140449310. ISBN/EAN: 9780140449310. Inventory No: 0125045. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. .