Review: Beowulf


Beowulf
Beowulf by Burton Raffel
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I love Beowulf. I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve read it over the years I’ve taught senior English. I like it so much, though, that I almost always read it myself rather than letting the kids butcher it.

It gets four instead of five stars mostly for the interfering monk who tried to make it a Christian story, and for the sudden rambling side stories about heroes and kings from before Beowulf’s time.

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