This important example of Old English literature is the oldest surviving epic poem in Old English.

By The Beowulf Poet Read by Steven Crossley Classics / Fiction / Historical / Poetry English, Unabridged 3h 3m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							In this epic poem, Beowulf, a hero of the Geats, comes to the aid of the king of the Danes whose great hall is plagued by the monster Grendel. Beowulf kills Grendel bare-handed and goes on to kill Grendel's mother with a giant’s sword that he recovers from her lair. Later, as king of the Geats, Beowulf confronts a dragon that terrorizes his kingdom. J.R.R. Tolkien said of Beowulf that it "is in fact so interesting as poetry, in places poetry so powerful, that this quite overshadows the historical content."