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Beowulf is an Old English heroic epic poem of unknown authorship, dating as recorded in the Nowell Codex manuscript from between the 8th and the early 11th century, set in Denmark and Sweden. Commonly cited as one of the most important works of Anglo-Saxon literature, Beowulf has been the subject of much scholarly study, theory, speculation, discourse, and, at 3182 lines, has been noted for its length. In the poem, Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, battles three antagonists: Grendel, who has been attacking the resident warriors of a mead hall called Heorot in Denmark; Grendel's mother; and an unnamed dragon. The last battle takes place later in life, after returning to Geatland (modern southern Sweden), where Beowulf has become king. In the final battle, Beowulf is fatally wounded. After his death his retainers bury him in a tumulus in Geatland.

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Beowulf: Library Edition Audio CD 5746513 $15.72 $36.73
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Beowulf Anthology Illustrated: Translations by J. Lesslie Hall in 1892, Morris and Wyatt in 1895, Francis B. Gummere in 1910 Paperback 9093734 $19.99 2019
Beowulf Anthology Illustrated, Second Edition Paperback 2393813 $25.00 2019
Beowulf Paperback 946932 $5.95 2018
BEOWULF: Beowulf, Grendel and the Dragon in Old English epic poem in modern English (Illustrated edition) Paperback 579824 $3.69 2019
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BEOWULF Kindle Edition 987843 $2.99 2012
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Beowulf (Dover Thrift Editions) Paperback 495543 $0.01 $0.01 1992
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Beowulf: Complete Text with Integrated Study Guide from Shmoop Kindle Edition 944354 $2.99 2009
Beowulf Paperback 17628702 $9.50 $19.95 2016
Beowulf: An Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem. Translated from the Heyne-Socin Text, by Jno: Lesslie Hall Paperback 7147362 $21.59 2005
Beowulf: Large Print Edition Paperback 6046281 $8.50 2010
BeĆ³wulf: Aeltestes deutsches heldengedicht (German Edition) Paperback 19677305 $15.99 1900