The Elder Edda: A Book of Viking Lore (Paperback)

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    The greatest source of knowledge of Viking lore.

    The mythology surrounding ancient Norse gods and heroes has inspired countless writers and artists, including Tennyson, Wagner, William Morris, Tolkien, Borges, and Auden. Compiled b...

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    ANDY ORCHARD is Professor of English and Medieval Studies in the University of Toronto, and since 2007 Provost and Vice-Chancellor of Trinity College. He is the author of The Poetic Art of Aldhelm (1994), Pride and Prodigies: Studies in the Monsters of the 'Beowulf'-Manuscript (2nd edition 2003), The Cassell Dictionary of Norse Myth and Legend (3rd edition 2002), and A Critical Companion to 'Beowulf' (2nd edition 2005), as well as editor and co-editor of several collections, scholarly journals and academic series.
    The greatest source of knowledge of Viking lore.

    The mythology surrounding ancient Norse gods and heroes has inspired countless writers and artists, including Tennyson, Wagner, William Morris, Tolkien, Borges, and Auden. Compiled by an unknown scribe in Iceland around 1270 and based on sources dating back centuries earlier, these poems tell of the heroic deeds of gods and mortals: the giant- slaying Thor, the doomed Volsung family, the Hell-ride of Brynhild, and the cruelty of Atli (Attila the Hun). Eclectic, incomplete, and fragmented, the verses nevertheless retain a stark beauty and enthralling power, opening a window onto the thoughts, beliefs, and hopes of the Vikings and their world.

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    ISBN 9780140435856
    Genre POETRY / Ancient, Classical & Medieval
    Format Paperback
    Pages 384
    Publisher Date 2011-07-26 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Penguin Classics
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 7.5 in
    Wdth 5.0 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 0.7 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle A Book of Viking Lore
    Series Name Penguin Classics
    Edition Number 1
    Audience General/trade

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