Teaser Tuesday: Beowulf

Teaser Tuesday post for 3 March 2015
from Beowulf:  A Translation and Commentary edited by Christopher Tolkien

Beowulf:  A Translation and Commentary edited by Christopher Tolkien
To him then, strong and bold, the proud prince of the Windloving folk replied, words he spake in answer, stern beneath his helm: "We are companions of Hygelac's table, Beowulf is my name.  To the son of Healfdene, glorious king, I wish to tell mine errand, to thy lord, if he will vouchsafe to us that we may approach him in his excellence."

 

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Teaser Tuesday logoTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
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4 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday: Beowulf

  1. sherry fundin March 3, 2015 / 09:33

    Cool cover. I don’t know why, but when I was a teenager I had the nickname Snake. lol
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

    • lorwynd March 4, 2015 / 10:19

      It’s not the easiest read in the world, but the story is actually fairly short. Most of the book is commentary by Christopher Tolkien about the translation.

  2. Jaina March 7, 2015 / 19:09

    I’ve read about Beowolf, but never actually read it. I’m adding it to my TBR list, so maybe someday I’ll get around to actually reading it. By the way, I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award here. No pressure if you don’t want to do it. 🙂

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