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Beowulf
Surviving in one manuscript dating from around AD 1000, and believed to have been composed some two or three hundred years earlier, Beowulf is a poem composed in Old English, also known as Anglo-Saxon, a language worlds apart from even Chaucer’s Middle English. Although written in England, the poem’...show more
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The Bible
The inspired word of a living God. And plenty of historical reference as well. Worth reading even if you aren’t a believer.
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The Hobbit
J. R. R. Tolkien
In the late 1920s, J. R. R. Tolkien, a professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford University, scribbled a sentence while correcting some student papers: “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” Those ten words are the seed from which grew a complex and elaborate mythology that would captivate the ima...show more
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Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury
Classic.
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Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown, pictures by Clement Hurd
A great bedtime story.
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