1984 GRENDEL John Gardner Hardcover Ex Lib Mylar Dust Jacket
1984 GRENDEL by John Gardner. Hardcover Ex Lib with Mylar Dust Jacket. Front hinge is loose. Has the normal stamps, stickers, and pockets associated with library books.
Grendel is a 1971 novel. It is a retelling of part of the Old English poem Beowulf from the perspective of the antagonist, Grendel. In Maryland it was challenged at Frederick County Schools for being "anti-christian, anti-moral, and violent." In California at Wasco High School the principal felt it was "profane," and created a restricted list of books, this being the first and only book on the list. If you are a collector of banned books, this novel is one you want on your library shelf.