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The Saga of the Volsungs

The Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer

by Jesse L. Byock

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Published by University of California Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Translations into English,
  • Siegfried (Legendary character),
  • Romances,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Sociology,
  • European - German,
  • Folklore & Mythology - Mythology,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / General,
  • Sagas,
  • Siegfried (Legendary character

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages145
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7709452M
    ISBN 100520069048
    ISBN 109780520069046

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The Saga of the Volsungs by Jesse L. Byock Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Saga of the Volsungs was written in the thirteenth century by an unknown Norse author. The story itself, however, is The Saga of the Volsungs book older and parts are found throughout many Norse stories prior to this version. The story tells of Sigurd the dragonslayer, a man unlike any in the world, and unsurpassed in any way/5().

Rarely translated into English before, the saga tells of Sigurd's daughter and her husband, the unparalleled Viking king and hero, Ragnar, who is also a dragon-slayer.

Lively and fresh, with gripping dialogue and intense scenes of action, the saga has long deserved to be better known. In Jackson Crawford it has found the perfect translator/5().

The Saga of the Volsungs is a great Old Icelandic legendary saga and one of the best magic-heroic tales ever told. It is the story of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer and his family, the Volsungs, and their conflicts with other northern royal families in the pre-Viking period.4/5.

The Saga of the Volsungs was written in the thirteenth century by an unknown Norse author. The story itself, however, is much older and parts are found throughout many Norse stories prior to this version.

The story tells of Sigurd the dragonslayer, a /5(5). The Saga of the Volsungs is a series of interconnected poems written in thirteenth century Iceland by an anonymous author, telling the tale of the hero Sigurd the Dragon Slayer and his magic ring of by: This book offers a fresh interpretation about the Volsung Saga and the Saga of the Sons of Ragnar Lođbrok.

The writing style simplifies some well known versions and introduces a simpler set of words on this story/5. The Saga of the Volsungs is an Icelandic epic of special interest to admirers of Richard Wagner, who drew heavily upon this Norse source in writing his Ring Cycle and a primary source for writers of fantasy such as J.

Tolkien and romantics such as William Morris. A trove of traditional lore, it tells of love, jealousy, vengeance, war, and the mythic deeds of the/5. The Saga of the Volsungs was written in the thirteenth century by an unknown Norse author.

The story itself, however, is much older and parts are found throughout many Norse stories prior to this version. The story tells of Sigurd the dragonslayer, a man unlike any in the world, and unsurpassed in any way. /5(). Originally written in Icelandic in the 13th century AD by an anonymous author, The Story of The Volsungs is a legendary saga based on Norse mythology.

The epic describes the legendary history and heroic feats of several generations of mythic Viking families and derives from many sources, including preexisting Edda, or heroic poems, Norse legends, historical events, and /5(90).

About the Book. The Saga of the Volsungs is an Icelandic epic of special interest to admirers of Richard Wagner, who drew heavily upon this Norse source in writing his Ring Cycle and a primary source for writers of fantasy such as J.

Tolkien and romantics such as William Morris. A trove of traditional lore, it tells of love, jealousy. The Saga of the Volsungs and Translated with Notes and \oD,endlces R. Finch Senior Lecturer in German The NELSON. Foote whose valuable suggestions have to improve this book.

Remaining deficiencies must, of course, be set to my own account. the saga to remove some of the inconsistencies in his sources-aless.

The Saga of the Volsungs. Penguin UK, Nov 7, - Fiction - pages. 0 Reviews. Part of a new series Legends from the Ancient North, Beowulf is one of. 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. Tolkein and for Wagner's Ring cycle. "The Saga of the Volsungs" is one of the truly great Icelandic sagas.

Composed sometime in the twelfth or thirteenth century by an unknown author, it is the story of Sigurd the dragon-slayer. Filled with elements of Norse mythology and great human drama, "The Saga of the Volsungs" has greatly influenced the fantasy genre of by: 5.

This translation of Saga of the Volsungs: The Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer, is a true classic style. Especially since it sticks with the myth and fairy tale tradition, of having the dragon being evil.

To describe the Saga of the Volsungs, I would say that it is: a book of magic swords and questing heroes.5/5(1).

About The Saga of the Volsungs. 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.

The Icelandic author of THE SAGA OF THE VOLSUNGS is unknown and based his prose epic on strories found in earlier Norse poetry. Jesse Bycock is Professor of Icelandic 4/5(K). Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

The Story of the Volsungs (Volsunga Saga); with Excerpts from the Poetic Edda - Free Ebook Project Gutenberg. The Story of the Volsungs book. Read 8 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

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