- Introduction by Seamus Heaney.
- Illustrations by Becca Thorne.
- Quarter-bound in leather with cloth sides.
- Blocked with a design by the artist.
- Set in Imprint. Gilded top edge.
- 248 pages with borders throughout.
- 14 integrated footer illustrations.
- Decorated title page.
- Book size: 11″ × 7¼”
- Price: £79.95
The most famous and beautiful of all surviving Old English poems tells of the heroic deeds of Beowulf, a warrior and leader of the Geats, who travels to the land of the Danes to fight the monster Grendel and his lake-dwelling mother. After these epic encounters, he returns to his own land where he eventually becomes king and rules wisely. Yet fate is inescapable, and Beowulf must battle a third foe – the dragon.
Composed at some point between the mid-7th and late-10th centuries AD, Beowulf drew on an oral tradition that had been in existence for centuries, one with close connections to the Icelandic sagas