1 • Beowulf Teachers’ Guide adapted and illustrated by. GARETH HINDS. HC: PB: CANDLEWICK PRESS. Beowulf. Gareth Hinds, Illustrator, Gareth Hinds, Adapted by. Candlewick $ (p) ISBN Beowulf Graphic Novel by Gareth Hinds, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Not only the behavior but the words themselves reflect a hero’s battle and ultimate triumph. Notify me of new comments via email. The answer, in short, is… well, like this. Gareth Hinds provides a graphic novel perspective on the canonical classic.

Mar 01, Jen rated it it was ok Shelves: The art in this was great, but honestly the storytelling fell a bit flat in terms of writing. If anyone is interested, I wrote a grad paper comparing the traditional text and graphic novel.

This edition features a prose translation.

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Speeches filled with courage and sadness, lightning-paced contests of muscle and will, and funeral boats burning on the fjords are all rendered in glorious and gruesome detail. Ivanhoe [Christmas Summary Classics]. Also, there’s a really unnecessary image of I think New York City overlaying Hrothgar’s farewell speech, and it beowulg completely out of place, and doesn’t even fit well thematically.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. I actually went out of my to buy a hardcover edition of this after already having the trade paperback a few years back. It’s been hard for me not to privilege words over images in the graphic novels and comics I’ve read, and I found myself doing just this as I started Beowulf. When it’s reduced to the basic action, the story isn’t really that interesting.


Then he must contend with Grendel’s mother, when she comes to avenge her son’s fate; the third chapter deals with the mournful end to the hero’s life, resulting from a battle with an enormous dragon.

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Gareth Hinds’ Beowulf

An excellent version of the Beowulf saga, making it accessible to all. Beowulf is a difficult thing to review and perhaps even more difficult to accurately interpret given its multitude of translations and revisions with various intentions in mind.

Though it’s only recently getting the credit it deserves, this format has a rich tradition and requires exe I feel like I should start with the caveats.

Lily And The Lion. This must be a foreshadowing. Discover what to read next. The third and most emotionally forceful chapter centers around an incredible two-page spread that shows the dragon awakening; it’s an arresting image in a book filled with beowult.

Beowulf Graphic Novel

You can purchase Beowulf by Gareth Hinds on Amazon. To ask other readers questions about Beowulfplease sign up. More by Gareth Hinds. Is this dragon creeping forward or merely a beast chasing its own tail? Told for more than a thousand years, Beowulf’s heroic saga finds a true home in this graphic-novel edition.

Neil Gaimen helped hammer the tale into a single battle-worthy arc in the movie. This book itself has not been around very long but the story of Beowulf has existed since A. He takes some liberties with Beowulf himself, aging him properly and casting his face in tragic light but it isn’t enough. Second, I feel vastly underqualified to review graphic literature.

I think Hinds needed to up his game with the text to match his pictures, which had a greeny-brown palette and looked like old wood carvings in other words, amazing. However, with the monochromatic palette of many of the images, I don’t feel like the images do as much work as they could. The Pied Piper of Hamelin.


I have this thought quite often. PaperbackGraphic Novelpages.

Perhaps I will enjoy this more when I am not forced to read it for uni. Take me back to a time where men where brave and monsters ruled the earth. All in all, an excellent work and a worthy edition to not only the educational body of literature but also the casual reader.

I am making this review gaareth because I have to get back to the essay I have to write on this book it was assigned to me as a part garwth my major English writings Class but you should read this if you want to get pulled back in a different time. I think I should bareth stuck to reading Beowulf as this version bit if more than it could handle. The Merchant of Venice. Hinds did leave quite a bit of direct translation of hindw poem in, which is nice, but it was done too half-heartedly.

It is a great story simply because it is the oldest and the most original story of its kind and therefore is the father to all great epic stories of warriors, dragons, and kingdoms.

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