Results 1-10 of 570
User Review - Flag as inappropriate

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. 

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Book
Amazing book!

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Great translation

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

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.

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

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. 

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

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

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Bronwynne Halbert - Goodreads

I love this story I reread it all the time. This is by far the best translation out there. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Rob - Goodreads

Excellenet. stirring, visually evocative, exhilerating epic poetry. And I think Grendel is a vampire. really cool end essay by Seamus Haney at the end. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

First rate stuff here. Saw the CGI video and this is, of course, much better. I'm taking a course in the origins of English, and Beowulf is a very important example of early English. I thought perhaps ... Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Sandra - Goodreads

Read this four, five times maybe. Beowulf is sure to drag you into the depths of monster killing and redemption. I would buy the book if I could. Read full review


User ratings

5 stars
570
4 stars
395
3 stars
251
2 stars
91
1 star
62

5 stars - 570
4 stars - 391
3 stars - 250
2 stars - 90
1 star - 62
Unrated - 83

Editorial reviews - 0

Goodreads - 1435