Author: John Gardner

GARDNER, John. Grendel. Illustrated by Emil Antonucci. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971. 8vo, [xii] 177pp. Purple cloth stamped in gilt. Top edge purple. B&w illustrations throughout. A fine copy in publisher's original full-color pictorial dust jacket.

First edition. The first and most terrifying monster in English literature, from the great early epic BEOWULF, tells his side of the story. At times comic, grotesque and devastatingly haunting, this classic retelling of the ancient English tale is provides a new and fascinating look at the story of Beowulf.