Beowulf By Anonymous

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This is a short but beautiful book, and the Gummere translation really captures the feel of the Old English. Beowulf tells the story of a mysterious young warrior who saves the Spear-Danes from the terrible monster Grendel and his venomous mother.
Long a mainstay of English Literature 101 courses at universities around the world. It is not only one of the oldest, but one of the most exciting English folktales ever invented.

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