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The author did an excellent job in exploring the heroic phases of Beowulf's life which has an expanse of fifty years.
In his youth, Beowulf has the charisma of a great warrior with unrivaled
courage and strength. He is known for his loyalty, courtesy, and pride. His career as a distinguished warrior did prepped him for the throne. In his later years, Beowulf's remarkable respect for the throne endeared him a worthy king. 

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Great translation

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Beowulf is both an interesting read (from an analytic and allegoric stance) and an enjoyable read; the translator, I thought, captured the poetry and diction quite well.

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Beowulf is a brilliant demonstration both of the power of ancient legend and of the beauty, richness, and majesty of the English language. Though Old English is largely unintelligible to the modern reader, it is a poetic, elegant language in its own right. Seamus Heaney's translation preserves the meter and the soul of the epic as no other translation does. I fell in love with this book at a very young age, and will never cease to be utterly fascinated by the style and the natural rhythm of the Anglo-Saxon language. 

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Very well writen novel. I love re-reading it.

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Linda Howe Steiger - Goodreads

Read this several times during the course of my education, but that was a long time ago. Heany's translation has been sitting on my shelves since it appeared in 2000. Finally, for some obscure reason ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Cynthia - Goodreads

Beowulf is a horroryfying yet exciting book . Beowulf captures what is really is like for someone to give up everything for someone else. In this book it has mini cliffhangers that drives readers to ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Allison - Goodreads

this is the best version of beowulf i have read. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Ea Solinas - Goodreads

In ancient Anglo-Saxon culture, a "sceop" was a storyteller. A sceop might not be telling a story of his own, but he tells it with grace, elegance and power. It seems like an appropriate title for ... Read full review


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