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The original oldie but goodie, the great monster killer dukes it out with himself. The Heaney version is the same text he scored a hit with in 2000, now with more than 100 full-page illustrations of ships, swords, and horses-all that Viking warrior stuff. This is a more modern translation, meant for the lay reader. The Gunmere edition was originally published in 1910 and is a bit more traditional and academic. A forthcoming film adaptation by graphic novel god Neal Gaiman and starring Anthony Hopkins and Angelina Jolie will no doubt generate interest in this old saw. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.