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Grendel by John Gardner (1973 Paperback)


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Acceptable good reading condition used 1973
Picador Books Edition Paperback.

Published by Pan Books Ltd, London.
Author: John Gardner
ISBN: 0330237357.
Approx dims: 195mm h x 130mm w x 10mm d.

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Grendel by John Gardner (Picador Books)

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Acceptable good reading condition used 1973 Picador Books Edition Paperback.

Published by Pan Books Ltd, London.
Author: John Gardner
ISBN: 0330237357.
Approx dims: 195mm h x 130mm w x 10mm d.

Intact sunned condition pictorial covers with slight creasing, rubbing and signs of handling. Intact spine. 120 clean, tanned pages of English text, no inscriptions. Page ends tanned. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of Grendel by John Gardner:

When Grendel is drawn up from the caves under the mere, where he lives with his bloated, inarticulate hag of a mother, into the fresh night air, it is to lay waste Hrothgar’s meadhall and heap destruction on the humans he finds there. What else can he do? For he is not like the men who busy themselves with God and love and beauty. He sees the infuriating human rage for order and recognises the meaninglessness of his own existence.

GRENDEL is John Gardner’s masterpiece; it vividly reinvents the world of Beowulf. The story of Beowulf told from the viewpoint of the monster- Grendel.

In Grendel himself, a creature of grotesque comedy, pain and disillusioned intelligence, Gardner has created the most unforgettable monster in fantasy.