In fifth-century Denmark, a murderous monster stalks the night, and only the great prince of the Geats has the strength and courage to defeat him. Beowulf's terrifying quest to destroy Grendel, the foul fiend, a hideous sea-hag and a monstrous fire-dragon is the oldest surviving epic in British literature.
- Free discussion notes on this website
- literary heritage
- could be compared with Kevin Crossley-Holland's Beowulf or Brian Patten's Monster-Slayer
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