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The author did an excellent job in exploring the heroic phases of Beowulf's life which has an expanse of fifty years.
In his youth, Beowulf has the charisma of a great warrior with unrivaled
courage and strength. He is known for his loyalty, courtesy, and pride. His career as a distinguished warrior did prepped him for the throne. In his later years, Beowulf's remarkable respect for the throne endeared him a worthy king. 

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Great translation

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Beowulf is both an interesting read (from an analytic and allegoric stance) and an enjoyable read; the translator, I thought, captured the poetry and diction quite well.

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Beowulf is a brilliant demonstration both of the power of ancient legend and of the beauty, richness, and majesty of the English language. Though Old English is largely unintelligible to the modern reader, it is a poetic, elegant language in its own right. Seamus Heaney's translation preserves the meter and the soul of the epic as no other translation does. I fell in love with this book at a very young age, and will never cease to be utterly fascinated by the style and the natural rhythm of the Anglo-Saxon language. 

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Very well writen novel. I love re-reading it.

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Sandy Palmer - Goodreads

Loved it. Was not disappointed at all. Happy I was finally able to read it! Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Melissa Carpentier - Goodreads

Sometimes you just need an epic adventure tale of heroism, glorious deeds and sacrifice. There isn't much out there that can top this on those marks. This brutal poem puts such a light on the failings ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Kat - Goodreads

This is a beautiful and interesting tale of warriors and monsters and feats of strength and courage. I was moved and tickled every time Beowulf unlocked his word-hoard and saddened by the end. Read full review

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User Review  - Abigail Coutu - Goodreads

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