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The legend of Sigurd and Gudrún

Author: J R R Tolkien; Christopher Tolkien
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tolkien's version of the great legend of Northern antiquity. In the first part, we follow the adventures of Sigurd, the slayer of Fafnir, and his betrothal to the Valkyrie Brynhild. In the second, the tragedy mounts to its end in the murder of Sigurd at the hands of his blood-brothers, the suicide of Brynhild, and the despair of Gudrún.
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Genre/Form: Fantasy poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tolkien, J.R.R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973.
Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009
(OCoLC)619981939
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J R R Tolkien; Christopher Tolkien
ISBN: 9780547273426 0547273428 9780547296289 0547296282
OCLC Number: 310224953
Notes: "First published in Great Britain by HarperCollins Publishers, 2009."
Description: 377 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction. The "Elder Edda" by J.R.R. Tolkien ; Introductory notes --
Völsungakviða en nýja ("The new lay of the Völsungs") --
Commentary on Völsungakviða en nýja --
Guðrúnarkviða en nýja ("The new lay of Gudrún") --
Commentary on Guðrúnarkviða en nýja. Völsungakviða en nýja (The new lay of the Völsungs') --
Guðrúnarkviða en nýja (The new lay of Gudrún').
Responsibility: J.R.R. Tolkien ; edited by Christopher Tolkien.

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Tolkien's version of the great legend of Northern antiquity. In the first part, we follow the adventures of Sigurd, the slayer of Fafnir, and his betrothal to the Valkyrie Brynhild. In the second, the tragedy mounts to its end in the murder of Sigurd at the hands of his blood-brothers, the suicide of Brynhild, and the despair of Gudrún.

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