The Saga of the Volsungs

Author: Jesse L Byock
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141921556
Release Date: 2004-05-27
Genre: Fiction

Based on Viking Age poems, The Saga of the Volsungs combines mythology, legend and sheer human drama. At its heart are the heroic deeds of Sigurd the dragon slayer who acquires magical knowledge from one of Odin's Valkyries. Yet it is also set in a very human world, incorporating strands from the oral narratives of the fourth and fifth centuries, when Attila the Hun and other warriors fought on the northern frontiers of the Roman Empire. One of the great books of world literature, the saga is an unforgettable tale of princely jealousy, unrequited love, greed and vengeance. With its cursed treasure of the Rhine, sword reforged and magic ring of power, it was a major influence for writers including William Morris and J. R. R. Tolkein and for Wagner's Ring cycle.

The Saga of the Volsungs

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Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781624666353
Release Date: 2017-07-31
Genre: Fiction

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 Penguin Classics Book

Author: Henry Eliot
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141990934
Release Date: 2019-02-21
Genre: Literary Criticism

Penguin Classics is the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. From The Epic of Gilgamesh to the poetry of the First World War, and covering all the greatest works of fiction, poetry, drama, history and philosophy in between, this reader's companion encompasses 500 authors, 1,200 books and 4,000 years of world literature. Stuffed full of stories, author biographies, book summaries and recommendations, and illustrated with thousands of historic Penguin Classic covers, this is an exhilarating and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to explore and discover the best books ever written.

Penguin Classics The Catalogue

Author: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780718193478
Release Date: 2013-06-06
Genre: Reference

'From books, all I seek is to give myself pleasure by an honourable pastime' Michel de Montaigne In 1946, E. V. Rieu's groundbreaking translation of The Odyssey established a cultural legacy that would bring the world's most compelling and influential literature to millions of readers around the globe. For over sixty-five years, Penguin Classics have been making works that were once the sole preserve of academics accessible to everyone; this catalogue offers a complete list of all titles in print across the list - more than 1,200 books, from Aristotle and Austen, to Zola and Zamyatin. It also features Michel de Montaigne's enchanting essay 'On Books'. 'The Penguin Classics, though I designed them to give pleasure even more than instruction, have been hailed as the greatest educative force of the twentieth century. And far be it for me to quarrel with that encomium, for there is no one whom they have educated more than myself' E. V. Rieu

Prosa Edda

Author: Snorri Sturluson
Publisher:
ISBN: 3717517961
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Mythology, Norse


The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki

Author: Jesse L Byock
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141914091
Release Date: 2005-06-30
Genre: Fiction

Composed in medieval Iceland, Hrolf's Saga is one of the greatest of all mythic-legendary sagas, relating half-fantastical events that were said to have occurred in fifth-century Denmark. It tells of the exploits of King Hrolf and of his famous champions, including Bodvar Bjarki, the 'bear-warrior': a powerful figure whose might and bear-like nature are inspired by the same legendary heritage as Beowulf. Depicting a world of wizards, sorceresses and 'berserker' fighters - originally members of a cult of Odin - this is a compelling tale of ancient magic. A work of timeless power and beauty, it offers both a treasury of Icelandic prose and a masterful gathering of epic, cultic memory, traditional folk tale and myths from the Viking age and far earlier.

Grettir s Saga

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Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780192801524
Release Date: 2009-06-11
Genre: Social Science

A sweeping epic of the Viking Age, Grettir's Saga follows the life of the outlaw Grettir the Strong as he battles against sorcery, bad luck, and the vengefulness of his enemies. Among the most famous and widely read of Iceland's sagas, this new translation features extensive illustrative material to elucidate the story.

G tterd mmerung

Author: Richard Wagner
Publisher: Tredition Classics
ISBN: 3849559378
Release Date: 2013-08
Genre:

Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten

Icelandic histories and romances

Author: Ralph O'Connor
Publisher: Tempus Pub Ltd
ISBN: 0752419528
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

The Icelandic sagas, composed between the twelfth and the nineteenth centuries, are one of the world's great literary treasures. After an extended and lively introduction to the genre, Ralph O'Connor provides new translations for five of the greatest of these sagas. We encounter a humble Icelandic scholar dreaming of a Viking past, a royal adventurer evading the horrible lusts of troll-women, a demon popping out of a lavatory, the death spasms of the old Northern gods and unnatural acts in Muslim Germany. The sagas are evocatively illustrated by Anne O'Connor.

Ontario Library Review

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Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015036915950
Release Date: 1968
Genre: Library science

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Altnordisch 1

Author: Jesse L. Byock
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1535396148
Release Date: 2016-08-27
Genre:

Altnordisch 1: Die Sprache der Wikinger, Runen und isländischen Sagas gliedert sich in fünfzehn inhaltlich aufeinander aufbauende Lektionen bestehend aus altnordischen Textpassagen, Runen, Grammatikbaukästen, Übungen, Karten, (mit gratis Online Lösungsschlüssel www. vikinglanguage.com). Das Buch enthält ein vollständiges Wörterverzeichnis, eine Kurzgrammatik sowie Hinweise zur (rekonstruierten) Aussprache. Hörbeispiele zur Aussprache sind als MP-3-Downloads erhältlich auf amazon.com (unter Viking Language 1 Audio Lessons 1-8, und 9-15 unter "Alle"), auf iTunes und cdbaby.com. Weitere Informationen unter vikinglanguage.com Ausführliche Texte zur nordischen Mythologie sowie vollständige Sagas, Götter- und Heldenlieder finden sich in Viking Language 2: The Old Norse Reader. www.vikinglanguage.com