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The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology (Penguin Classics)


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Paperback. Pub Date :2006-01-31 Pages: 304 Language: English Publisher: Penguin Books The inspiration for modern works as diverse as Wagners Ring Cycle and Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings. Snorri Sturlsons The Prose Edda is a collection of pagan tales that are among the most influential of all myths and legends. translated with notes and an introduction by Jesse Byock in Penguin Modern Classics. The Prose Edda is the most renowned of all works of Scandinavian literature and our most extensive source for Norse mythology. Written in Iceland a century after the close of the Viking Age. it tells ancient stories of the Norse creation epic and recounts the battles that follow as gods. giants. dwarves and elves struggle for survival. It also preserves the oral memory of heroes. warrior kings and queens. In clear prose interspersed with powerful verse. the Edda provides unparalleled ...

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