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Beowulf An Anglo-Saxon Epic Poem

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  • PREFACE.
    • THE STORY.
    • ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE NOTES.
    • BIBLIOGRAPHY OF TRANSLATIONS.
    • GLOSSARY OF PROPER NAMES.
    • LIST OF WORDS AND PHRASES NOT IN GENERAL USE.
  • BEOWULF.
    • I.
    • THE LIFE AND DEATH OF SCYLD.
    • II.
    • SCYLD’S SUCCESSORS.—HROTHGAR’S GREAT MEAD-HALL.
    • III.
    • GRENDEL THE MURDERER.
    • IV.
    • BEOWULF GOES TO HROTHGAR’S ASSISTANCE.
    • V.
    • THE GEATS REACH HEOROT.
    • VI.
    • BEOWULF INTRODUCES HIMSELF AT THE PALACE.
    • VII.
    • HROTHGAR AND BEOWULF.
    • VIII.
    • HROTHGAR AND BEOWULF.—Continued.
    • IX.
    • UNFERTH TAUNTS BEOWULF.
    • X.
    • BEOWULF SILENCES UNFERTH.—GLEE IS HIGH.
    • XI.
    • ALL SLEEP SAVE ONE.
    • XII.
    • GRENDEL AND BEOWULF.
    • XIII.
    • GRENDEL IS VANQUISHED.
    • XIV.
    • REJOICING OF THE DANES.
    • XV.
    • HROTHGAR’S GRATITUDE.
    • XVI.
    • HROTHGAR LAVISHES GIFTS UPON HIS DELIVERER.
    • XVII.
    • BANQUET (continued).—THE SCOP’S SONG OF FINN AND HNÆF.
    • XVIII.
    • THE FINN EPISODE (continued).—THE BANQUET CONTINUES.
    • XIX.
    • BEOWULF RECEIVES FURTHER HONOR.
    • XX.
    • THE MOTHER OF GRENDEL.
    • XXI.
    • HROTHGAR’S ACCOUNT OF THE MONSTERS.
    • XXII.
    • BEOWULF SEEKS GRENDEL’S MOTHER.
    • XXIII.
    • BEOWULF’S FIGHT WITH GRENDEL’S MOTHER.
    • XXIV.
    • BEOWULF IS DOUBLE-CONQUEROR.
    • XXV.
    • BEOWULF BRINGS HIS TROPHIES.—HROTHGAR’S GRATITUDE.
    • XXVI.
    • HROTHGAR MORALIZES.—REST AFTER LABOR.
    • XXVII.
    • SORROW AT PARTING.
    • XXVIII.
    • THE HOMEWARD JOURNEY.—THE TWO QUEENS.
    • XXIX.
    • BEOWULF AND HIGELAC.
    • XXX.
    • BEOWULF NARRATES HIS ADVENTURES TO HIGELAC.
    • XXXI.
    • GIFT-GIVING IS MUTUAL.
    • XXXII.
    • THE HOARD AND THE DRAGON.
    • XXXIII.
    • BRAVE THOUGH AGED.—REMINISCENCES.
    • XXXIV.
    • BEOWULF SEEKS THE DRAGON.—BEOWULF’S REMINISCENCES.
    • XXXV.
    • REMINISCENCES (continued).—BEOWULF’S LAST BATTLE.
    • XXXVI.
    • WIGLAF THE TRUSTY.—BEOWULF IS DESERTED BY FRIENDS AND BY SWORD.
    • XXXVII.
    • THE FATAL STRUGGLE.—BEOWULF’S LAST MOMENTS.
    • XXXVIII.
    • WIGLAF PLUNDERS THE DRAGON’S DEN.—BEOWULF’S DEATH.
    • XXXIX.
    • THE DEAD FOES.—WIGLAF’S BITTER TAUNTS.
    • XL.
    • THE MESSENGER OF DEATH.
    • XLI.
    • THE MESSENGER’S RETROSPECT.
    • XLII.
    • WIGLAF’S SAD STORY.—THE HOARD CARRIED OFF.
    • XLIII.
    • THE BURNING OF BEOWULF.
    • ADDENDA.
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