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Series: Clydesdale Classics
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Classics is a new series of essential literary works. It features
literary phenomena with influence and themes so great that, after
their publication, they changed literature forever. From the
musings of literary geniuses like Mark Twain in The Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn to the striking personal narrative of Solomon
Northup in Twelve Years a Slave, this new series is a comprehensive
collection of our history through the words of the exceptional few.
Beowulf, first printed in 1815, is an epic Old English poem that
dates back to between the eighth and eleventh centuries. The author
is unknown, yet Beowulf is often regarded as one of the single most
important works in Old English literature. The poem tells the tale
of the protagonist Beowulf, prince of the Geats, and his constant
desire to prove his strength. After hearing of a demonic and
vicious monster wreaking havoc on King Hrothgar's great hall,
Beowulf is inspired by the challenge and offers to slay the demon
in an attempt to repay a debt owed by his father. The young,
powerful warrior engages Grendel and kills the beast with his bare
hands by ripping its arm off. Seeking revenge, Grendel's mother
attacks the hall but Beowulf prevails. He is later named king of
Geatland, and under his rule, he brings the land to great
prosperity for more than fifty years. However, after a thief steals
a valuable cup from a treasure trove, a dragon is awakened and
unleashes its violent wrath upon Geatland. With its exalted poetics
and incredible world-building, Beowulf has inspired readers and
writers for centuries. Among some of the most famous is undoubtedly
J.R.R. Tolkien author of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, both
of which were heavily influenced by this classic epic.
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