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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  - Janelle - Goodreads

It's worth reading the introduction before beginning. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - David - Goodreads

Another work that belongs to the ages, and is beyond any sort of criticism by a two-bit hack like me. Read it. Seamus Heaney did an excellent job. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Keegan King - Goodreads

Beowulf - the classic beast. For real he just rips apart everything and dies. I love it. Read full review

Review: Beowulf: A New Verse Translation

User Review  - Ellen - Goodreads

I reread this today. I was reminded of it by the death of Seamus Heaney, and it fits in well with watching Vikings. Beowulf is a wonderful tale of an amazing warrior, at his peak, and as he ages. Read full review


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