Before there was Game of Thrones, there was Beowulf...
SONG OF BATTLE AND KINGS
Beowulf is one of the earliest extant poems in a modern European language, composed in England before the Norman Conquest. As a social document this great epic poem is invaluable—reflecting a feudal world of heroes and monsters, blood and victory, life and death. As a work of art, it is unique. Beowulf rings with beauty, power, and artistry that have kept it alive for a thousand years. The noble simplicity of Beowulf's anonymous Anglo-Saxon singer is recaptured in this vivid translation by Burton Raffel.
Translated and with an Introduction by Burton Raffel
and an Afterword by Roberta Frank
This isn't the correct Raffel translation. At least, I don't believe it is.
This is such a great book. I loved it, you have to have paitience to read it though.
Also when i heard about the new movie they made of it I was soooo mad! It didnt follow the book at all! So if you didnt like the movie you still may very well like the book.