The Saga of the Volsungs Book
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The Saga of the Volsungs


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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2013-11-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141393698

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Part of a new series Legends from the Ancient North, Beowulf is one of the classic books that influenced JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings 'So the company of men led a careless life, All was well with them: until One began To encompass evil, an enemy from hell. Grendel they called this cruel spirit...' J.R.R. Tolkien spent much of his life studying, translating and teaching the great epic stories of northern Europe, filled with heroes, dragons, trolls, dwarves and magic. He was hugely influential for his advocacy of Beowulf as a great work of literature and, even if he had never written The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, would be recognised today as a significant figure in the rediscovery of these extraordinary tales. Legends from the Ancient North brings together from Penguin Classics five of the key works behind Tolkien's fiction.They are startling, brutal, strange pieces of writing, with an elemental power brilliantly preserved in these translations.They plunge the reader into a world of treachery, quests, chivalry, trials of strength.They are the most ancient narratives that exist from northern Europe and bring us as near as we will ever get to the origins of the magical landscape of Middle-earth (Midgard) which Tolkien remade in the 20th century.

The Saga of the Volsungs Book

The Saga of the Volsungs


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  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-07-31
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 9781624666353

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From the translator of the bestselling Poetic Edda (Hackett, 2015) comes a gripping new rendering of two of the greatest sagas of Old Norse literature. Together the two sagas recount the story of seven generations of a single legendary heroic family and comprise our best source of traditional lore about its members—including, among others, the dragon-slayer Sigurd, Brynhild the Valkyrie, and the Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok.

The Saga of the Volsungs Book
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The Saga of the Volsungs


  • Author : Jesse Byock
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2004-05-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141921556

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The epic Viking Age stories that inspired J. R. R. Tolkien and Wagner's Ring cycle Written in thirteenth-century Iceland but based on ancient Norse poetry cycles, The Saga of the Volsungs combines mythology, legend and sheer human drama. It tells of the cursed treasure of the Rhine, a sword reforged and a magic ring of power, and at its heart are the heroic deeds of Sigurd the dragon slayer, who acquires magical knowledge from one of Odin's Valkyries. One of the great books of world literature, the saga is an unforgettable tale of princely jealousy, unrequited love, greed, vengeance and the downfall of a dynasty. Translated with an Introduction by Jesse L. Byock

The Saga of the Volsungs Book

The Saga of the Volsungs


  • Author : Ronald G. Finch
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1965
  • Genre: Old Norse literature
  • Pages : 181
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015001697377

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The Saga of the Volsungs Book
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The Saga of the Volsungs


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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2012-04
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 145
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520272996

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"This is a book of the highest importance. No one should attempt to teach about Viking society or claim to understand it without being familiar with this chilling and enduring myth."--Eleanor Searle, author of Predatory Kinship & the Creation of Norman Power "Byock's translation is excellent, but his thorough introduction is of equal scholarly importance. . . . His section on Richard Wagner's use of the Volsung material in writing his Ring will expand the topic toward modern Wagnerians."--Michael Bell, University of Colorado "The Saga of the Volsungs is one of the most important texts of Old Icelandic literature, with its treatment of Old Scandinavian heroic traditions. . . . The most difficult part of the text to translate is, of course, the poetry, but also here the translator has been successful."--VĂ©steinn Olason, University of Oslo

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Saga of the Volsungs


  • Author : Kaaren Grimstad
  • Publisher : AQ-Verlag
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Sagas
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN 10 : 392244167X

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