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This adaptation includes themes of violence, death, and power struggles. It also portrays intense battles with monstrous beings. Please take these aspects into account in relation to your comfort level and mental well-being before reading.
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About the Author

The author of "Beowulf" is unknown. This epic poem was composed in England by an anonymous Anglo-Saxon poet, referred to as the "Beowulf poet." This masterpiece is a significant document of early English literature and a fascinating glimpse into the culture and values of the Anglo-Saxon period.

Story Overview

"Beowulf," an epic poem from the Anglo-Saxon era, narrates the heroic adventures of its eponymous protagonist, Beowulf, as he combats formidable adversaries.

Beowulf, a noble warrior from Geatland, journeys to Denmark to aid King Hrothgar, whose kingdom is tormented by the monstrous Grendel. After triumphing over Grendel and his equally fearsome mother, Beowulf returns to Geatland, eventually becoming king and ruling peacefully for many years. However, his final challenge awaits in the form of a deadly dragon, setting the stage for a climactic confrontation.

"Beowulf" is a tale of heroism, bravery, and the transient nature of earthly glory. This modern adaptation, while retaining the original's grandeur, brings the epic closer to contemporary readers.

The Power of Passage Markers

Synchronized Materials

Each text is broken down into numbered passages, synchronized across all versions, enabling every student to follow along in class discussions, regardless of the reading level they are using.

Passage numbers are available in the web reader and in the margins of our paperback copies.

A Multimedia Reading Experience

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