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The Volsunga saga

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Published by Norrœna Society in London, New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementtranslated from the Icelandic by Eirikr Magnusson and William Morris ; with introduction by H. Halliday Sparling, supplemented with Legends of the Wagner trilogy / by Jessie L. Weston, and old Norse sagas kindred to the Volsung and Niblung tale ; Rasmus B. Anderson, editor in chief ; J.W. Buel, managing editor.
SeriesNorrœna : the history and romance of northern Europe -- v. 11
ContributionsWagner, Richard, 1813-1883., Eiríkr Magnússon, 1833-1913., Morris, William, 1834-1896., Weston, Jessie Laidlay, 1850-1928., Anderson, Rasmus Björn, 1846-1936., Buel, James W. 1849-1920.
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 340 p., [4] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages340
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14089932M
LC Control Number07006174

Based on Viking Age poems, The Saga of the Volsungs combines mythology, legend and sheer human drama. At its heart are the heroic deeds of Sigurd the dragon slayer who acquires runic ng may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, . Additional Physical Format: Online version: Völsunga saga. Volsunga saga. London ; New York: Norrœna Society, (OCoLC) Named Person.

  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, vengeance, war, and the mythic deeds of the. The Volsunga Saga is one of my favorite books. My old paperback is falling apart, so I was pretty happy to find a free Kindle edition. BUT, for some reason that is totally a mystery to me, none of the songs were included! So you'd come to the point where one of the characters sang and there was just a blank. I had to go back and forth between /5(26).

Get this from a library! The Saga of the Volsungs: with the Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok. [Jackson Crawford;] -- "From the translator of the bestselling Poetic Edda (Hackett, ) comes a gripping new rendering of two of the greatest sagas of Old Norse literature. Together the two sagas recount the story of. 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 orally transmitted folklore.


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As indicated, "Volsunga Saga" was translated into English a number of times in the twentieth century. A very good version by Jesse L. Byock is currently available in paperback from both University of California Press and Penguin Classics; my review of Author: Eirikr Magnusson.

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().

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(90).

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.

Volsunga saga is the story of a legendary family of heroes, the most famous of which is Sigurð the dragon-slayer. It's a wide-ranging and diffuse body of myth, especially for one that takes up barely eighty pages, and is endlessly fascinating/5.

Volsunga Saga book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5. Völsunga Saga (Volsunga Saga or Volsungasaga) was the story of love and betrayal, adventure and tragedy, expanding over several generations, began with the son of Odin named Sigi.

An unknown author from Iceland wrote the Volsunga Saga in the thirteenth s: 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 Völsunga saga (often referred to in English as the Volsunga Saga or Saga of the Völsungs) is a legendary saga, a late 13th century poetic rendition in the Icelandic language of the origin and decline of the Völsung clan (including the story of Sigurd and Brynhild and destruction of the Burgundians).

The Story of the Volsungs book. Read 8 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The Story of The Volsungs - Volsunga Saga - With Excerpts /5(8).

Based on Viking Age poems, The Saga of the Volsungs combines mythology, legend and sheer human drama. At its heart are the heroic deeds of Sigurd the dragon slayer who acquires magical knowledge from one of Odin's Valkyries. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg.

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If you can, please make a small donation (the average is £). PayPal. Tolkien wrote his version of the Volsunga saga in The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún aboutpublished posthumously by his son Christopher Tolkien in The book comprises two narrative poems: "The new lay of the Volsungs" and "The new lay of Gudrun".

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Völsunga Saga: The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs, with certain Songs from the Elder Edda. Translated by Eiríkir Magnusson and William Morris. London: Ellis, Text; also contains list of noteworthy names in the story. Völsunga Saga: The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs, with certain Songs from the Elder Edda.

The Saga of the Volsungs by N.A Book Resume: 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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FREE 4/4(2). It's fun to be able to read the volsunga saga! I love that they have it for free but the only problem is that it is written like the King James Bible. I understand that translation can affect meaning and that they try to preserve the old meaning but it becomes cumbersome trying to get through the "yea"s.4/5(3).

The NOOK Book (eBook) of the The Story of the Volsungs - Volsunga Saga - With Excerpts From The Poetic Edda by William Morris at Barnes & Brand: Triangle Circle Square.This translation of Saga of the Volsungs: The Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer, is a true classic style.

Especially since it sticks with the myth and fairy tale tradition, of having the dragon being evil. To describe the Saga of the Volsungs, I would say that it is: a book of magic swords and questing heroes.5/5(1).