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The Saga of the Volsungs: The Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer
By Jesse L. Byock (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date January 1, 2000
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140447385
ISBN-10 0140447385
Dimensions 0.50 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $15.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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 acquires runic knowledge from one of Odin's Valkyries. Yet the saga is set in a very human world, incorporating oral memories of the fourth and fifth centuries, when Attila the Hun and other warriors fought on the northern frontiers of the Roman empire. In his illuminating Introduction Jesse L. Byock links the historical Huns, Burgundians, and Goths with the extraordinary events of this Icelandic saga. With its ill-fated Rhinegold, the sword reforged, and the magic ring of power, the saga resembles the Nibelungenlied and has been a primary source for such fantasy writers as J. R. R. Tolkien and for Richard Wagner's Ring cycle.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780520066830
 
from Univ of California Pr (April 1, 1990)
9780520066830 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $85.00
About: The Saga of the Volsungs is an Icelandic prose epic whose anonymous thirteenth-century author based his story on the legends of Old Scandinavian folk culture.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780140447385 Book cover for 9780520069046 Book cover for 9780520232853 Book cover for 9780520272996
 
from Univ of California Pr (June 19, 2012)
9780520272996 | details & prices | 145 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $21.95
About: 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.
from Univ of California Pr (November 19, 2001)
9780520232853 | details & prices | 145 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $18.95
About: A trove of traditional lore, this Icelandic prose epic tells of love, jealousy, vengeance, war, and the mythic deeds of the dragonslayer, Sigurd the Volsung.
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from Penguin Classics (January 1, 2000)
9780140447385 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $15.00
About: One of the great books of world literature--an unforgettable tale of jealousy, unrequited love, greed, and vengeance.
from Univ of California Pr (April 1, 1990)
9780520069046 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $12.95
About: The Saga of the Volsungs is an Icelandic prose epic whose anonymous thirteenth-century author based his story on the legends of Old Scandinavian folk culture.

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