When Grendel is drawn up from the caves under the mere where he lives with his bloated, inarticulate hag of a mother into the fresh night air, it is to lay waste Hrothgar's meadhall and heap destruction on the humans he finds there. What else can he do? For he is not like the men who busy themselves with God, love and beauty. He sees the ...Read MoreWhen Grendel is drawn up from the caves under the mere where he lives with his bloated, inarticulate hag of a mother into the fresh night air, it is to lay waste Hrothgar's meadhall and heap destruction on the humans he finds there. What else can he do? For he is not like the men who busy themselves with God, love and beauty. He sees the infuriating human rage for order and recognises the meaninglessness of his own existence. GRENDEL is John Gardner's masterpiece; it vividly reinvents the world of Beowulf. In Grendel himself, a creature of grotesque comedy, pain and disillusioned intelligence, Gardner has created the most unforgettable monster fantasy.Read Less
Used-Good. This book is in good condition. All pages are intact, there are no tears to the book and the book is nice and clean. The pages might be slightly dog eared through previous use and textbooks might have a small amount of highlighting but nothing which will obstruct getting the maximum out of the book. Customers are protected by 100% refund guarantee if they are not happy.
ISBN 0233963421. Hardback. First Printing. Very Good condition book with owner's name in black ink on inside front cover, in a Very Good condition dustjacket with minor rubs and creases around its edges. Tight, sound, unmarked copy.
First British edition. Hardcover. His classic retelling of the Beowulf tale thru the eyes of the monster. Includes illustrations by Emil Antonucci. A fine copy in a very near fine price clipped dust jacket.
Good in Very Good jacket. Size: 5 1/4 X 8; FIRST BRITISH EDITION copyright 1971, published by Andre Deutsch. USED. THIS IS AN EXLIB ITEM. No exterior marking or stamping appears. GOOD CONDITION/ VERY GOOD UNCLIPPED DUST JACKET. PROTECTED BY A MYLAR WRAP. Bright orange boards are crisp and clean. Navy blue DJ with bright red and orange titling has not been taped to the boards and appears nearly as new. Original price 1.75 British Pounds. Foxing on outside margins does not extend into the text block. No musty smell. A retelling of the ancient Ango-Saxon legend. By American author John Gardner author of Beowulf, and The Wreckage of Agathon. SCARCE/HARD TO FIND. Will ship from United States.
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 0233963421. Illustrated by Emil Antonucci. First British edition. SIGNED by the author. Upper corners very slightly bumped, else fine in a very near fine, price clipped dust jacket. An attractive, well preserved copy.; 174 pages.
synopsis was a little different than story,but it was a great story,should be in young adults
Jan 1, 2011
A nice angle to a well known loved story. A bit depressing but then melancholy never really hurt a literature nut.
Dec 27, 2007
My 20 year old son lost this book in a move and was genuinely upset. He says it is excellent and prefers it's tale to the original version...I plan on reading it after refreshing my memory of Beowulf.
Oct 28, 2007
Once you read the English poem, Beowulf, and know the basic story line, this book is amazing. Of course, it depends on whether or not you like to analyze books. It's definitely a fun read without analyzation, but chapter five will most certainly fly over your head if you don't understand existentialism and nihilism. It's a great book for AP English Literature students (or anyone looking for a fun parody).
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