Beowulf (Graphic Classics)

ISBN 13: 9780764144493

Beowulf (Graphic Classics)

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9780764144493: Beowulf (Graphic Classics)

This retelling of the first great epic poem in the English language recounts the story of Beowulf, his heroic struggle against the monster Grendel, and his final fight to the death with a ferocious dragon. Barron's Graphic Classics offer easy-to-follow retellings of immortal literary works. They introduce elementary and secondary school students to many of our culture's great plays, novels, and epic poems, and encourage boys and girls to discover the joy of reading the masterworks in their original form. Graphic Classics titles tell absorbing stories with high-quality color illustrations complemented with short narrative sections and dialogue balloons that capture the spirit of the originals. They also present background material to help young readers understand when and why the literary work was originally written. Graphic Classics titles are available in both paperback and hardcover editions.

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While warriors feast in the great hall, a hellish monster prowls the darkness outside. Seizing its chance, it snatches and eats thirty strong men as they sleep. Is there any hero alive who is brave enough to face this fiend?

One of the oldest stories in the English language is vividly and faithfully retold in graphic novel format.

(front flap)
This first great epic poem in the English language tells the exciting story of the nobleman Beowulf and his three great struggles against evil monsters. Coming to the aid of the king of the Danes, Beowulf engages in his first epic battle when he fights the monster Grendel. Against great odds, he succeeds in killing this ferocious creature, but Grendel's mother, seeking to avenge her son's death creates havoc throughout the kingdom. Beowulf is forced to fight her to the death in her mysterious lair beneath a lake. His final great struggle occurs many years later, when he must face a ferocious dragon. Though neither Beowulf nor the dragon survive this last battle, Beowulf is buried with great honor, beloved by his people.

"Yea, death is better for liegemen all than a life of shame!"

(back flap)
Graphic Classics available from Barron's
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Gulliver's Travels
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Jane Eyre
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Julius Caesar
The Last of the Mohicans
The Man in the Iron Mask
The Merchant of Venice
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Moby Dick
The Odyssey
Oliver Twist
Romeo and Juliet
A Tale of Two Cities
The Three Musketeers
Treasure Island
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Wuthering Heights

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