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  • Adrianna Groshko

    It isn't as hard to read as some people think. My advice if you have trouble reading books written in an "older" way of speaking is to treat it like a fun puzzle or riddle, like a code. After you read something that was difficult to comprehend, go back and work to decipher it until you figure it out. When you're done with the verse, stop and mentally put it into more "modern" sentences. It should be enjoyable!

  • Cygnus Maximus

    Beowulf - Translated by Seamus Heaney - Folio Society

  • Charlotte Moult

    Seamus Heaney's definitive translation of Beowulf, the most beautiful of Old English poems, with border illustrations by Becca Thorne. --- look how pretty it is!

  • Missus Madame

    Beowulf book --Folio Books

  • British Museum Shop

    The most famous and beautiful of all surviving Old English poems in a beautifully crafted edition. This imposing fine edition is quarter-bound in leather with rich shot-burgundy cloth blocked in gold. More gold glimmers on the spine and on the top-edge gilding, a rich finish to recall the importance of gold in the poem.£84.95

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