Monday, September 11, 2023

Week #37 – Beowulf by anonymous “Beowulf author”

Welcome to 2023!  On Mondays this year, let’s discuss and have fun with books. No I’m not writing book reviews. But this website is for writers, and writers like books right? So let’s have FUN with books!

Week #37 – Beowulf by anonymous “Beowulf author”, 975-1025

Beowulf is an Old English epic poem of 3,182 lines. It is one of the most important and most often translated works of Old English literature. The story is set in Scandinavia in the 6th century. Beowulf, a hero of the Geats [Sweden], comes to the aid of Hrothgar, the king of the Danes [Denmark], who is under attack by the monster Grendel.

You can read it here

The average reader, reading at 250 words per minute, will spend 2 hours and 40 minutes reading the 3,182 lines of this book.

There have been many adaptations

Here’s a list of good and bad movies based on Beowulf

Have you read the book or seen any of the adaptations? Tell us in the comments!

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