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Essays on Grendel

by John Gardner

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Author

John Gardner

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Country

USA

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Original language

English

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Genre

European mythology, Fantasy novel, Postmodern literature

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Publication date

1971

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Major Characters

Grendel, Grendel's mother, Beowulf, Hrothgar, The Shaper, The Shaper's assistant, Unferth, Wealtheow, Hrothulf, Freawaru, Hygmod, The dragon, Red Horse, Ork

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"Grendel" is a retelling of part of the Old English poem Beowulf from the perspective of the antagonist, Grendel.

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