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1984 GRENDEL John Gardner Hardcover Ex Lib Mylar Dust Jacket

Regular price $110.00

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.


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