About this book
Paperback edition of this winner of both the 1999 "Whitbread Book Of The Year Award", and the South Bank Show Literature Award. Having sold over 75,000 copies, the hardback edition was the most successful poetry hardback since "Birthday Letters". "An extraordinary piece of writing...this was a master poet breathing life into a great work of art which has only been known to a small number of academics" Eric Anderson, chairman of the "Whitbread Book Of The Year Award".
Composed towards the end of the first millennium of our era, the Anglo-Saxon poem "Beowulf" is a Northern epic and a classic of European literature. In this new translation, Seamus Heaney has produced a work that is true, line by line, to the original poem.
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