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The A nglo-S axon poem of Beowulf, of which onlyone manuscript, preserved in theB ritish Museum, is known to be in existence, dates from about the end of the seventh century, and the hero, a chieftain of the tribe of the Geats (W eders, Hrethlings), who are supposed to have inhabited the south of Sweden, is thought to have lived in the sixth century. It relates three of his adventures the first two being closely connected and they are all obviously unhistorical and supernatural, although they may have had some basis of fact. In the first, Beowulf comes before us as a comparatively young man, who, with a few chosen followers, sails to the country of theD anes (also called Scyldings and I ngwine) and undertakes the task of ridding their king Hrothgar sgreat Hall Heorot of a pestilent monster (G rendel) who comes by night and devours the occupants.
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Descripción MINOTAURO, 2014. Condición: New. 6070730348. Nº de ref. del artículo: 52.PLANE1400601-9786070730344