Beowulf : A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney (2001, Paperback, Reprint)
Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel an...
Pros: Good yarn, elegant writing
Cons: May take a little patience. Suspense building means going through family histories.