Translated by Seamus Heaney
This illustrated translation of the epic poem, Beowulf, includes over a hundred illustrations that bring the story to life. Beowulf is a hero of the most classic sort who becomes a king by defeating a trio of terrorizing monsters. As Beowulf’s courage is tested on his hero’s journey, the virtues and struggles of humanity are eloquently mirrored. In this story filled with archetypal symbolism, the translator made a great effort to honor the structure and rhythm of the powerful, evocative language of the original Anglo-Saxon.
- Paperback Edition
- Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company
- Publication date: November 17, 2007
- Pages: 260
- Product dimensions: 7.4(w) x 9.1(h)
- Weight: 1.95 lbs