But Beowulf couldn't have counted on meeting Grendel's mother.
And then, later, there's this dragon....
But why read about it? This story was meant to be told, to be repeated aloud. Listen as J. B. Bessinger, Jr., reads Beowulf and many other Old English poems, including Caedmon's Hymn. Listen to poems about love, war, faith, and heroism from centuries past.
Contents include: Caedmon's Hymn, The Dream of the Rood, The Wanderer, The Battle of Brunan Burg, A Wife's Lament, and selections from Beowulf: lines 1-125, lines 195-225, lines 702-852, and lines 3137-3180.
Frankly speaking, a Cambridge Old English Reader will help a lot. Although I am not good at speaking it. But the pronunciation might be too soft to fit the epic.
Evan if you don't understand old English there is something uplifting listening to it. While listening you can almost imagine being around a fire in a great hall hearing the story teller weaving the tale of a great hero. Very engrossing, very fun.
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I looked everywhere for an audio book in old English. It is awesome in its original.