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Gardner, John

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ISBN 10: 0394471431 / ISBN 13: 9780394471433
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, 1971
Condition: Collectible: Very Good Hardcover
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First edition stated. Signed by John Gardner of the front free endpaper, inscribed to former owner who has also written their name on the ffep. Very Good, with fading to cloth at edges, in a Very Good dust jacket with severe fading to the spine panel, extending to the front and rear panels; light indents to surface on front panel as if book was used as a hard surface to write on. Signed first editions are uncommon. Bookseller Inventory # 160802001

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Title: Grendel

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Publication Date: 1971

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Collectible: Very Good

Signed: Signed

Edition: First Edition.

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The Beowulf story retold from the dragon's point of view reveals the darker side of human nature and values


Grendel is a beautiful and heartbreaking modern retelling of the Beowulf epic from the point of view of the monster, Grendel, the villain of the 8th-century Anglo-Saxon epic. This book benefits from both of Gardner's careers: in addition to his work as a novelist, Gardner was a noted professor of medieval literature and a scholar of ancient languages.

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