Saga of the Volsungs Penguin Classics

Saga of the Volsungs  Penguin Classics Author Anon. (The Saga of the Volsungs)
ISBN-10 1404473858
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The Saga of the Volsungs

The Saga of the Volsungs Author Jesse L. Byock
ISBN-10 0141393688
Release 2013
Pages 145
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'If you travel a road where evil creatures dwell, be wary. ' Legends from the Ancient North Beowulf The Elder Edda The Saga of the Volsungs Sir Gawain and the Green Knight The Wanderer: Elegies, Epics, Riddles These are the great epic stories that inspired J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Conjuring up a twilight world of quests, treachery, magic, evil and fellowship, they are the most ancient narratives from Northern Europe and bring us as near as we will ever get to the origins of Tolkien's Middle Earth. Translated by Jesse L. Byock



Penguin Classics Introduction to The Saga of the Volsungs Anon Penguin Classics

Penguin Classics Introduction to The Saga of the Volsungs  Anon    Penguin Classics Author Jesse L. Byock
ISBN-10 OCLC:904727211
Release 2004
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The Saga of the Volsungs the Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer Translated with an Introduction Notes and Glossary by Jesse L Byock Penguin Classics

The Saga of the Volsungs  the Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer  Translated with an Introduction  Notes and Glossary by Jesse L  Byock  Penguin Classics  Author Anon. (The Saga of the Volsungs)
ISBN-10 OCLC:755830325
Release 2004
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The Saga of the Volsungs

The Saga of the Volsungs Author
ISBN-10 9781624666353
Release 2017-07-31
Pages 182
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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.



Dragonslayers

Dragonslayers Author Joseph McCullough
ISBN-10 9781472801029
Release 2013-03-20
Pages 80
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With its fiery breath, scaly armour, and baleful, malevolent stare, the dragon became the ultimate symbol of evil and corruption in European folklore and mythology. Often serving as a stand-in for Satan, or the power of evil gods, dragons spread death and hopelessness throughout the land. Only heroes of uncommon valour, courageousness, and purity could hope to battle these monsters and emerge victorious. Those that did became legends. They became dragonslayers. The list of dragonslayers is small, but it is filled with great and legendary names. Hercules, Beowulf, Sigfried, and Saint George all battled to the death with dragons. Other heroes such as Cadmus, founder of the city of Thebes, Dieudonné de Gozon, the Knight of Rhodes, and the Russian warrior Dobrynya Nikitch might be less well known to western readers, but also fought and defeated dragons. This book retells the greatest legends of this select group of warriors, while examining the myth of the dragonslayer in a historical, mythological, and even theological context.



Penguin Classics Catalogue

Penguin Classics  Catalogue Author
ISBN-10 9780141398846
Release 2015-02-26
Pages 192
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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. '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



The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki

The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki Author Jesse L Byock
ISBN-10 9780141914091
Release 2005-06-30
Pages 144
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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.



The Story of the Volsungs Volsunga Saga

The Story of the Volsungs   Volsunga Saga Author Morris, William
ISBN-10 9781473395862
Release 2014-07-07
Pages 316
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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.



The Woman Who Pretended to Be Who She Was

The Woman Who Pretended to Be Who She Was Author Wendy Doniger
ISBN-10 9780195160161
Release 2005
Pages 272
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Many cultures have myths about self-imitation, stories about people who pretend to be someone else pretending to be them, in effect masquerading as themselves. This great theme, in literature and in life, tells us that people put on masks to discover who they really are under the masks they usually wear, so that the mask reveals rather than conceals the self beneath the self.In this book, noted scholar of Hinduism and mythology Wendy Doniger offers a cross-cultural exploration of the theme of self-impersonation, whose widespread occurrence argues for both its literary power and its human value. The stories she considers range from ancient Indian literature through medieval European courtly literature and Shakespeare to Hollywood and Bollywood. They illuminate a basic human way of negotiating reality, illusion, identity, and authenticity, not to mention memory, amnesia, and the process of aging. Many of them involve marriage and adultery, for tales of sexual betrayal cut to the heart of the crisis of identity.These stories are extreme examples of what we common folk do, unconsciously, every day. Few of us actually put on masks that replicate our faces, but it is not uncommon for us to become travesties of ourselves, particularly as we age and change. We often slip carelessly across the permeable boundary between the un-self-conscious self-indulgence of our most idiosyncratic mannerisms and the conscious attempt to give the people who know us, personally or publicly, the version of ourselves that they expect. Myths of self-imitation open up for us the possibility of multiple selves and the infinite regress of self-discovery.Drawing on a dizzying array of tales-some fact, some fiction-The Woman Who Pretended to Be Who She Was is a fascinating and learned trip through centuries of culture, guided by a scholar of incomparable wit and erudition.



Kudrun

Kudrun Author Karl Bartsch
ISBN-10 BSB:BSB10109852
Release 1867
Pages 357
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Icelandic histories and romances

Icelandic histories and romances Author Ralph O'Connor
ISBN-10 0752419528
Release 2002
Pages 192
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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

Ontario Library Review Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951000567295Y
Release 1967
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Where the Shadows Lie

Where the Shadows Lie Author Michael Ridpath
ISBN-10 9781848877467
Release 2010-06-01
Pages 300
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Amid Iceland's wild, volcanic landscape, rumours swirl of an eight-hundred-year-old manuscript inscribed with a long-lost saga about a ring of terrible power. A rediscovered saga alone would be worth a fortune, but, if the rumours can be believed, there is something much more valuable about this one. Something worth killing for. Something that will cost Professor Agnar Haraldsson his life. Untangling murder from myth is Iceland-born, Boston-raised homicide detective Magnus Jonson. Seconded to the Icelandic Police Force for his own protection after he runs afoul of a drug cartel back in Boston, Magnus also has his own reasons for returning to the country of his birth for the first time in nearly two decades - the unsolved murder of his father. And as Magnus is about to discover, the past casts a long shadow in Iceland. Binding Iceland's landscape and history, secrets and superstitions in a strikingly original plot that will span several volumes, Where the Shadows Lie is the first in a thrilling new series from an established master.



Frithiofs Sage

Frithiofs Sage Author Esaias Tegnér
ISBN-10 BSB:BSB10038958
Release 1841
Pages 125
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Grettir s Saga

Grettir s Saga Author
ISBN-10 9780192801524
Release 2009-06-11
Pages 336
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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.



The Nibelungenlied

The Nibelungenlied Author Cyril Edwards
ISBN-10 9780199238545
Release 2010-02-11
Pages 244
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The Nibelungenlied is the greatest medieval German heroic poem, a revenge saga on an epic scale, which tells how dragon-slayer Sivrit acquires the priceless hoard of the dwarvish Nibelungs, and of the tragic conflict between Kriemhilt and Hagen. This is the first prose translation for over forty years, with full introductory materials.