The Saga of the Volsungs
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Written in English

Subjects:

  • Sagas,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - General

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsEirikr Magnusson (Translator), William Morris (Translator)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages104
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8490208M
ISBN 101420926667
ISBN 109781420926668

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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. R. R. 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. R. R. 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. R. R. 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.