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The Story of Beowulf

by Strafford Riggs

[1933, not renewed]

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This is a long out-of-print retelling of the Beowulf saga. A prose translation, it captures the mood of the original without being self-consciously archaic. The black and white illustrations are stylized and sometimes a bit cartoonish, and nicely dimensionalize the story.

Thanks to Eliza of, for unearthing and transcribing this gem.

Title Page
Part I
Part II
Part III