Book The Saga of the Volsungs

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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2013-11-07
  • ISBN : 0141393696
  • Pages : 160 pages

Download or read The Saga of the Volsungs PDF, written by and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2013-11-07 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book The Saga of the Volsungs

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  • Author : Jesse L. Byock
  • Publisher : National Geographic Books
  • Release : 2000-01-01
  • ISBN : 0140447385
  • Pages : 0 pages

Download or read The Saga of the Volsungs PDF, written by Jesse L. Byock and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2000-01-01 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the great books of world literature--an unforgettable tale of jealousy, unrequited love, greed, and vengeance. Based on Viking Age poems and composed in thirteenth-century Iceland, The Saga of the Volsungs combines mythology, legend, and sheer human drama in telling of the heroic deeds of Sigurd the dragon slayer, who acquires runic knowledge from one of Odin's Valkyries. Yet the saga is set in a very human world, incorporating oral memories of the fourth and fifth centuries, when Attila the Hun and other warriors fought on the northern frontiers of the Roman empire. In his illuminating Introduction Jesse L. Byock links the historical Huns, Burgundians, and Goths with the extraordinary events of this Icelandic saga. With its ill-fated Rhinegold, the sword reforged, and the magic ring of power, the saga resembles the Nibelungenlied and has been a primary source for such fantasy writers as J. R. R. Tolkien and for Richard Wagner's Ring cycle. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Book The Saga of the Volsungs

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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 2012-06-19
  • ISBN : 0520272994
  • Pages : 159 pages

Download or read The Saga of the Volsungs PDF, written by and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2012-06-19 with total page 159 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "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."—Vésteinn Olason, University of Oslo

Book The Saga of the Volsungs

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  • Author : Jesse Byock
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2004-05-27
  • ISBN : 0141921552
  • Pages : 160 pages

Download or read The Saga of the Volsungs PDF, written by Jesse Byock and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2004-05-27 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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

Book The Saga of the Volsungs

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  • Author : Jackson Crawford
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing Company
  • Release : 2017
  • ISBN : 9781624666339
  • Pages : 182 pages

Download or read The Saga of the Volsungs PDF, written by Jackson Crawford and published by Hackett Publishing Company. This book was released on 2017 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Book The Saga of the Volsungs

Download or read The Saga of the Volsungs PDF, written by R. G. Finch and published by . This book was released on 1965 with total page 181 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Saga of the Volsungs   The Saga of Ragnar Lodbrok Together with The Lay of Kraka

Download or read The Saga of the Volsungs The Saga of Ragnar Lodbrok Together with The Lay of Kraka PDF, written by and published by Ams PressInc. This book was released on 1978 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Story of the Volsungs   Niblungs

Download or read Story of the Volsungs Niblungs PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 1870 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Story of the Volsungs  Volsunga Saga   with Excerpts from the Poetic Edda

Download or read The Story of the Volsungs Volsunga Saga with Excerpts from the Poetic Edda PDF, written by Anonymous and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-11-21 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Story of the Volsungs (Volsunga Saga); with Excerpts from the Poetic Edda is a mythological text that is part of the Norse Saga. Excerpt: "Then spake Volsung the king, "All people and nations shall tell of the word I spake, yet being unborn, wherein I vowed a vow that I would flee in fear from neither fire nor the sword; even so have I done hitherto, and shall I depart therefrom now I am old? Yea withal never shall the maidens mock these my sons at the games, and cry out at them that they fear death; once alone must all men need die, and from that season shall none escape; so my rede is that we flee nowhither, but do the work of our hands in as manly wise as we may; a hundred fights have I fought, and whiles I had more, and whiles I had less, and yet ever had I the victory, nor shall it ever be heard tell of me that I fled away or prayed for peace."

Book The Volsungs Saga

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  • Author : William Morris
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 2018-12-17
  • ISBN : 3748138458
  • Pages : 150 pages

Download or read The Volsungs Saga PDF, written by William Morris and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2018-12-17 with total page 150 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Of all the stories kept in being by the saga-tellers and left for our delight, there is none that so epitomises human experience; has within the same space so much of nature and of life; so fully the temper and genius of the Northern folk, as that of the Volsungs and Niblungs, which has in varied shapes entered into the literature of many lands. In the beginning there is no doubt that the story belonged to the common ancestral folk of all the Teutonic of Scando-Gothic peoples in the earliest days of their wanderings. Whether they came from the Hindu Kush, or originated in Northern Europe, brought it with them from Asia, or evolved it among the mountains and rivers it has taken for scenery, none know nor can; but each branch of their descendants has it in one form or another, and as the Icelanders were the very crown and flower of the northern folk, so also the story which is the peculiar heritage of that folk received in their hands its highest expression and most noble form.

Book Volsunga Saga

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  • Author : Henry Halliday Sparling
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1888
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 344 pages

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Book Heldensage und Heldendichtung im Germanischen

Download or read Heldensage und Heldendichtung im Germanischen PDF, written by Heinrich Beck and published by Walter de Gruyter. This book was released on 1988 with total page 428 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Germanische Altertumskunde Online (Germanic Antiquity Studies Online) - just like the Reallexikon that has merged with it - is accompanied by supplementary volumes. This series comprises both monographs and edited volumes on specific topics from the fields of archaeology, history, and literary studies. It thus expands the database with the inclusion of aspects that require comprehensive analysis. More than 100 volumes have now appeared, from Germanenproblemen in heutiger Sicht (The Problems of Germanic Peoples from a Contemporary Perspective) to Germanische Altertumskunde im Wandel (Germanic Antiquity Studies in Flux).

Book Slaves and Warriors in Medieval Britain and Ireland

Download or read Slaves and Warriors in Medieval Britain and Ireland PDF, written by David R. Wyatt and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2009 with total page 481 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Modern sensibilities have clouded historical views of slavery, perhaps more so than any other medieval social institution. Anachronistic economic rationales and notions about the progression of European civilisation have immeasurably distorted our view of slavery in the medieval context. As a result historians have focussed their efforts upon explaining the disappearance of this medieval institution rather than seeking to understand it. This book highlights the extreme cultural/social significance of slavery for the societies of medieval Britain and Ireland c. 800-1200. Concentrating upon the lifestyle, attitudes and motivations of the slave-holders and slave-raiders, it explores the violent activities and behavioural codes of Britain and Ireland s warrior-centred societies, illustrating the extreme significance of the institution of slavery for constructions of power, ethnic identity and gender.

Book Saga of Ragnar Ledbrok

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Book The Story of the Volsungs   Volsunga Saga

Download or read The Story of the Volsungs Volsunga Saga PDF, written by William Morris and published by Read Books Ltd. This book was released on 2015-05-06 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This early work by William Morris was originally published in 1899 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. William Morris was born in London, England in 1834. Arguably best known as a textile designer, he founded a design partnership which deeply influenced the decoration of churches and homes during the early 20th century. However, he is also considered an important Romantic writer and pioneer of the modern fantasy genre, being a direct influence on authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien. As well as fiction, Morris penned poetry and essays. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Book The Story of the Volsungs  Volsunga Saga  With Excerpts from the Poetic Edda

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Book The Literary Animal

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  • Author : Jonathan Gottschall
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Release : 2005-12-26
  • ISBN : 0810122871
  • Pages : 332 pages

Download or read The Literary Animal PDF, written by Jonathan Gottschall and published by Northwestern University Press. This book was released on 2005-12-26 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The goal of this book is to overcome some of the widespread misunderstandings about the meaning of a Darwinian approach to the human mind generally, and literature specifically.