Publisher :Penguin UK Release Date :2013-11-07 ISBN :0141393696 Pages :160 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (141 users)
Download or read book The Saga of the Volsungs 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.
Publisher :Univ of California Press Release Date :2012-06-19 ISBN :0520272994 Pages :159 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (52 users)
Download or read book The Saga of the Volsungs 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
Publisher :Penguin UK Release Date :2004-05-27 ISBN :0141921552 Pages :160 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (141 users)
Download or read book The Saga of the Volsungs 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
Publisher :Hackett Publishing Company Release Date :2017 ISBN :9781624666339 Pages :182 pages Rating Book:4.6/5 (666 users)
Download or read book The Saga of the Volsungs 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.
Publisher :Ams PressInc Release Date :1978 ISBN : Pages :270 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (49 users)
Download or read book The Saga of the Volsungs ; The Saga of Ragnar Lodbrok Together with The Lay of Kraka 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:
Publisher :DigiCat Release Date :2022-09-15 ISBN : Pages :238 pages Rating Book:4.5/5 (859 users)
Download or read book The Story of the Volsungs (Volsunga Saga); with Excerpts from the Poetic Edda written by Anonymous and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-09-15 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Story of the Volsungs (Volsunga Saga); with Excerpts from the Poetic Edda" by Anonymous. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.
Publisher :BoD – Books on Demand Release Date :2018-12-17 ISBN :3748138458 Pages :150 pages Rating Book:4.4/5 (748 users)
Download or read book The Volsungs Saga 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.
Publisher :Walter de Gruyter Release Date :1988 ISBN :9783110111750 Pages :428 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (111 users)
Download or read book Heldensage und Heldendichtung im Germanischen 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).
Publisher :BRILL Release Date :2009 ISBN :9004175334 Pages :481 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (4 users)
Download or read book Slaves and Warriors in Medieval Britain and Ireland 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.
Publisher :Read Books Ltd Release Date :2015-05-06 ISBN :1473395860 Pages :281 pages Rating Book:4.7/5 (473 users)
Download or read book The Story of the Volsungs, (Volsunga Saga) 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.
Publisher :Library of Alexandria Release Date : ISBN :1465520562 Pages : pages Rating Book:4.6/5 (465 users)
Download or read book The Story of the Volsungs (Volsunga Saga) With Excerpts from the Poetic Edda written by Anonymous and published by Library of Alexandria. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :Northwestern University Press Release Date :2005-12-26 ISBN :0810122871 Pages :332 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (81 users)
Download or read book The Literary Animal 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.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2015-03-26 ISBN :1317459385 Pages :910 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (317 users)
Download or read book Storytelling written by Josepha Sherman and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-03-26 with total page 910 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Storytelling is an ancient practice known in all civilizations throughout history. Characters, tales, techniques, oral traditions, motifs, and tale types transcend individual cultures - elements and names change, but the stories are remarkably similar with each rendition, highlighting the values and concerns of the host culture. Examining the stories and the oral traditions associated with different cultures offers a unique view of practices and traditions."Storytelling: An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore" brings past and present cultures of the world to life through their stories, oral traditions, and performance styles. It combines folklore and mythology, traditional arts, history, literature, and festivals to present an overview of world cultures through their liveliest and most fascinating mode of expression. This appealing resource includes specific storytelling techniques as well as retellings of stories from various cultures and traditions.