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Overview

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Author

John Gardner

Year Published

1971

Type

Novel

Genre

Fantasy

Perspective and Narrator

Grendel is narrated in the first person by the monster Grendel, who has an uncanny ability to move beyond his own consciousness to provide insight into other characters.

Tense

Much of Grendel is written in the present tense, but multiple flashback sequences are written in the past tense.

About the Title

Grendel takes its name from the book's protagonist and narrator, a monstrous creature who wreaks havoc in medieval Denmark and who originates in the English epic poem Beowulf.

Summary

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