Beowulf - Book

W.W. Norton & Co.

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Reading Level: Grades 10-12 

Lexile Level: 1090L

Setting: 6th Century, Scandinavia

Genre: British Literature

Page Count: 256



Experience the timeless majesty of Beowulf, brought to life in this exceptional translation by Seamus Heaney. Dive into a world of heroic deeds, mythical monsters, ancient battles, and epic legends as you immerse yourself in this masterful retelling of one of the greatest epics in English literature. Seamlessly blending poetic prowess with captivating storytelling, Seamus Heaney's translation of Beowulf offers an unforgettable journey into a bygone era of valor, monsters, and the indomitable spirit of a legendary hero. Rediscover the magic of this ancient tale through the lyrical prose and vivid imagery that have made Heaney's rendition a definitive and beloved classic.

*This version includes both the excellent translation by Seamus Heaney and the original english version for Old English enthusiasts!

Book Awards:
ALA Notable Book Award

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W.W. Norton & Co.
Recommended Grade Level:
6th Century Scandinavia
Ancient Literature, British Literature, Historical Literature
Page Count:
213 pages
Translation by Seamus Heaney
Special Note:
We strongly suggest you purchase the Beowulf translation we carry, as this study guide is specifically designed for the translation by Seamus Heaney. Other translations may differ and make the use of the study guide difficult.
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