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Beowulf

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When sleep was at its deepest, night at its blackest, up from the mist-filled marsh came Grendel stalking... Thus begins the battle between good and evil, for lying in wait and anxious to challenge the ogre Grendel is a young man, strong-willed and fire-hearted. This man is Beowulf, whose heroic dragon-slaying deeds were sung in the courts of Anglo-Saxon England more than a thousand years ago. Beowulf is our only native English heroic epic. In the figure of Beowulf, the Scandinavian warrior, and his struggles against monsters, the unknown author depicts the life and outlook of a pagan age. The poem is a subtle blending of themes-the conflict of good and evil, and an examination of heroism. Its skillful arrangement of incidents and use of contrast and parallel show it to be the product of a highly sophisticated culture. This version of Beowulf is the translation by Francis B. Gummere.

When sleep was at its deepest, night at its blackest, up from the mist-filled marsh came Grendel stalking... Thus begins the battle between good and evil, for lying in wait and anxious to challenge the ogre Grendel is a young man, strong-willed and fire-hearted. This man is Beowulf, whose heroic dragon-slaying deeds were sung in the courts of Anglo-Saxon England more than a thousand years ago. Beowulf is our only native English heroic epic. In the figure of Beowulf, the Scandinavian warrior, and his struggles against monsters, the unknown author depicts the life and outlook of a pagan age. The poem is a subtle blending of themes-the conflict of good and evil, and an examination of heroism. Its skillful arrangement of incidents and use of contrast and parallel show it to be the product of a highly sophisticated culture. This version of Beowulf is the translation by Francis B. Gummere.
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When sleep was at its deepest, night at its blackest, up from the mist-filled marsh came Grendel stalking... Thus begins the battle between good and evil, for lying in wait and anxious to challenge the ogre Grendel is a young man, strong-willed and fire-hearted. This man is Beowulf, whose heroic dragon-slaying deeds were sung in the courts of Anglo-Saxon England more than a thousand years ago. Beowulf is our only native English heroic epic. In the figure of Beowulf, the Scandinavian warrior, and his struggles against monsters, the unknown author depicts the life and outlook of a pagan age. The poem is a subtle blending of themes-the conflict of good and evil, and an examination of heroism. Its skillful arrangement of incidents and use of contrast and parallel show it to be the product of a highly sophisticated culture. This version of Beowulf is the translation by Francis B. Gummere.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rosalyn Landor

Length:

3h


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

03:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:34


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:06


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:02


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:35


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:13


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:09


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:57


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:01


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:05


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:27


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:18


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:18


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:12


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:50


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:49


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:19


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:06