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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.

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User Review  - Brenna - Goodreads

I read Beowulf in high school. I'm not sure if it was the translation or the fact that I was a high schooler, but I didn't really appreciate it or really get it. I'm really glad that I reread it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Edy Gies - Goodreads

After spending so many years of being intimidated by this story, I finally tackled it, and wow, I was pleasantly surprised. It is a great story and not intimidating at all. The story was full of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael McMinn - Goodreads

another high school read Read full review

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User Review  - Farina♥Moon♥Eclipse - Goodreads

"When land the Wanderers spied: they saw the Sea-cliffs glisten bright, And the steep Mountain's dizzy height, And the ocean Nesses wide, And now the Sea is safely past Their Toil is at an End at last ... Read full review


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