Beowulf, The Illustrated Edition

SKU: b122235
UPC: 9780393330106


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.

Product Details

  • 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