Grendel: John Gardner

Grendel

John Gardner

Published by knopf, 1971
ISBN 10: 0394471431 / ISBN 13: 9780394471433
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Fine FIRST EDITION of Gardner's third book, light fade to top edge, former owners name on ffe. E. in near perfect jacket. Jacket is Unclipped($5.95). The first and most terrifying monster in English literature tells his own side ( the true side) of the Beowulf story in this revisionist novel. Grendel is comic, grotesque, at times very sad, It is filled with curious and curiously engaging , character, among them a wise and formidable dragon, and old King named Hrothgr the royal bully whose marauding is ended and whose mind is crushed to wisdom and religion by Grendel's revenge and the weird stranger, Beowulf, defender of mankind, half dragon, half computer with empty eyes. This is a very fine collectible copy, protected in Mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 000275

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

Review: 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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Title: Grendel
Publisher: knopf
Publication Date: 1971
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition

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