The Saga of the Volsungs

The Saga of the Volsungs: The Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer

History , European History
Paperback Published on: 27/05/1999
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Synopsis

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: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780140447385
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Weight: 123g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 9 mm

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