Beowulf was the superhero of the Geats and the first major work of literature in the old English language, even though it is about Danes. Tolkien in famous essay proved it was written by an English Christian and not the general “community” of storytellers. And anyone familiar with Tolkien’s work will enjoy reading how the legends began. Dragons, rings, heroes. It’s all here. Listen to it read to you, if you can. The Seamus Heaney version is fun and it’s a cracking good story.