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Beowolf by Robert Nye
Book DescriptionVile and deadly, the monster Grendel rises from his dreggy pool in the night to seek out his victims and kill them in dreadful silence. Hrothgar, king of the Danes, sees no end to the bloodbath: too many of his brave warriors have been slaughtered. Yet there is one man who remains unafraid, one man capable of standing up to the fury of the terrifying monster and his evil mother - Beowulf. One of the world's great adventure stories, this tale was first told more than a thousand years ago. In Robert Nye's marvellous retelling, it is as spine-chilling as it was then.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781858810768
(198mm x 132mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Publish Date: 22-May-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert Nye
William Barnes, Paperback (May 2003)
In his new selection from the poems of William Barnes (1801-1886), the neglected Dorset poet, critic Robert Nye gives the dialect poems their full due, and persuasively describes the contemporary relevance of Barnes 'rural language and vision.
Mrs. Shakespeare, Paperback (April 2000)» View all books by Robert Nye
The award-winning author of "The Late Mr. Shakespeare" portrays the Bard as never before seen--through the eyes of his wife, Anne Hathaway, who seven years after his death reminisces about her life with him, and offers insight to Will's secret lives.
US Kirkus Review » From the author of Taliesin (1967), another goofy, spoofy write-up that gets right down to the basic epic and adds modern features. For those who savor greasy monsters, Nye's Grendel is a mass of messy kid bits: "it fed on living things and had grown so fat and swollen in its greed that bits of the people it had eaten dripped from its scummy lips and crooked teeth." The general format is as true to the original as other juvenile versions (Hosford, Serraillier, Sutcliffe) and Nye's adjustments poke gently at the steadfast tradition and project a hero with the heart of a milder man. It is absolute goodness that makes his grasp so deadly, his idea of bravery that gives him courage in time of danger: "That man is truly good who knows his own dark places." Nye casts, Beowulf as an apiarist, and this bee-keeping hobby, a source of distinction long before his Great feats of heroism, first provides amusement when the going is soft, then plays a part in his final victory, the Wiglaf-shared defeat of the firedrake. Whether taunting the firedrake ("You call yourself a dragon? You look more like a glow-worm") or nobly serving his lords, he is mild and mighty in a story that dwells on moral values - loyalty, generosity, courage - in merry, witty style. Alan Cober's distinctive drawings convey the fearsome intangibility with dexterity. (Kirkus Reviews)
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Author Biography - Robert Nye
Robert Nye was born in London in 1939, grew up in Southend-on-Sea, and now lives in County Cork in Ireland. He is a distinguished poet and writer of historical novels, and regularly reviews fiction and poetry for national newspapers. His love and knowledge of myth, legend and folk tale was inspired from an early age by his mother's gift for storytelling.
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