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Grendel
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Author: John Gardner
Publisher: Gollancz, 2003
Vintage, 1989
Alfred A. Knopf, 1971
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Book Type: Novel
Genre: Fantasy
Sub-Genre Tags: Mythic Fiction (Fantasy)
Dark Fantasy
Monsters
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TVW Enterprises Ltd.
8/1/1981

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Synopsis

A retelling of the Beowulf mythology from the perspective of Grendel, the monster who preys upon the Anglo-Saxons of Hrothgar's tribe. Grendel is a nihilist who opposes the rationalism and self-abnegation of human beings and fears the advent of the society they are attempting to construct. He is defeated by Beowulf in the end.

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"Retained in the Sherwood, Oreg., School District sophomore honors English reading list (2008) after concerns were expressed about some of the novel’s scenes describing torture and mutilation." (Source: "Books Challenged & Banned in 2008-2009," www.ala.org (PDF))


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