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  • Item #: 007269
    ISBN: 9780060573782
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    Translated by Frederick Rebsamen, this version was updated to more closely emulate the poetic rhythm of the Old English manuscript. In addition to the verse translation, the book provides insightful historical background, literary analysis, and even genealogies of key characters. This Perennial Classics edition is also the version used with the Veritas Grade 4 History program. - Anh

  • Item #: 017271
    ISBN: 9780763630232
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    This graphic novel adaptation of Beowulf brings the epic poem to a whole new audience. Striking, intense illustrations portray Beowulf's battles as he slays the dragon Grendel. (While beautifully done, the illustrations are dark and rather gruesome; you may want to preview before handing to younger readers.) Accompanying the illustrations is a new adaptation of the poem. This text is based on the translation by A. J. Church in 1904. According to the author's note, "This is a colloquial translation, and we have attempted to strike a balance between easy readability and the poetic drama found in our favorite verse translations…" This book is a great way to introduce Beowulf to reluctant or younger readers before studying the full-length poem. By Gareth Hinds. 128 pgs, pb.
  • Item #: 038786
    ISBN: 9780486454498
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    Beowulf is one of literature's legendary heroes, but students often find the original text hard to read. This masterfully retold version uses simpler prose to share the stories of Beowulf's epic battles with dragons and Grendel the ogre in a more readable way that is even great for reading aloud to younger kids. By H.E. Marshall, the story stays true to the original while making it more accessible to readers. 54 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 006230
    ISBN: 9781883937034
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    This old-English classic is retold in modern English. Beowulf's heroism and noble heart are evident in this version of his three memorable exploits.

  • Item #: 053624
    ISBN: 9780451530967
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    Version used with Logos Literature Guide. Signet Classics edition translated, with an introduction by Burton Raffel. Glossary of names included.

  • Item #: 041931
    ISBN: 9781400096220
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    For those who want to truly dig in to the classic English poem about Beowulf and his three battles with monsters, this edition by Howell D. Chickering, Jr. provides all you need. It includes an informative introduction about the poem's plot, themes, structure, and style, a guide to reading the poem aloud as it was originally intended to be, notes on its background, critical commentary, and more. The poem is presented in Anglo-Saxon Old English on left-hand pages and the modern English translation on right-hand pages. The back of the book contains translations of many Old English words into modern English, so students can translate eight of the most famous passages into modern English on their own. This edition will give students a deep understanding of the first major poem in English literature. 446 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 034727
    ISBN: 9780393320978
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    In this edition, the 3100+ lines of the poem are presented side-by-side in Old English and modern English. The highly readable, modern translation is done by author Seamus Heaney, the 1995 laureate for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Heaney also writes the introduction, which provides historical background and some analysis of the poem. - Anh

  • Item #: 005864
    ISBN: 9780486272641
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    This unabridged version from Dover was translated by R. K. Gordon. 64 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 038753
    ISBN: 9780486456553
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  • Item #: 050322
    ISBN: 9780763672973
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    Well known as one of the greatest heroic poems in Old English, Beowulf recounts the tales and adventures of the character with the same moniker. In the first adventure, Beowulf, a young nobleman from southern Sweden, comes to the aid of the King of Denmark by fighting the monster Grendel. In the second tale, after 50 years of peaceful rule, Beowulf is called upon to fight the dragon that has been terrorizing his country. Thought to be written sometime between the late 7th and early 11th centuries, the original author is unknown.

  • Item #: 070565
    ISBN: 9781945186073
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  • Item #: 068478
    ISBN: 9781454925217
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  • Item #: 012944
    ISBN: 9781433200144
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  • Item #: 050402
    ISBN: 9781586096380
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  • Item #: 053394
    ISBN: 9780984520572
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  • Item #: 008660
    ISBN: 9780440905608
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    Author Robert Nye's interpretation of the Anglo-Saxon epic in straightforward, understandable language for young readers. He has taken the original poem, and has retold it in a more familiar story format. 103 pgs.

  • Item #: 015206
    ISBN: 9781615383207
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  • Item #: 015291
    ISBN: 9781615383214
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  • Item #: 050403
    ISBN: 9781586096397
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  • Item #: 057398
    ISBN: 9781411469440
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  • Item #: 027233
    ISBN: 9781944892128
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  • Item #: 060761
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  • Item #: 027367
    ISBN: 9781944892142
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  • Item #: 026978
    ISBN: 9781944892135
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  • Item #: 027213
    ISBN: 9781944892159
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  • Item #: 037961
    ISBN: 9781941510056
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  • Item #: 008592
    ISBN: 9781941510148
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  • Item #: 069970
    ISBN: 9780393912494
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      A compilation of excerpts from major pieces of English Literature starting with 7th century Anglo-Saxon authors (Bede and Beowulf) through Sir Thomas Mallory and Everyman (1400s) and including Irish literature, Chaucer, William Langland, and mystery plays among others. Included in the Well-Planned Gal’s high school Essential Book Pack for Cultures & Ideas (#WPECHI), this is an excellent resource for many high school lit courses. Purchase of the book gives you access to a number of resources on the publisher’s website. These include a study plan, period introduction overview, timeline, period introduction quiz, reading comprehension quizzes, flashcards, and information on a number of places mentioned in literature, author portraits, and maps. 559 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: MPL9TH
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