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Edda

Author: Snorri Sturluson; Anthony Faulkes
Publisher: London : Charles E. Tuttle, 1995. ©1987
Series: The Everyman library; Everyman's library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Reprint edition]View all editions and formats
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"Over a period of twenty years Snorri Sturluson, scholar, courtier and poet, compiled the prose Edda as a textbook for young poets who wished to praise kings. His work surveys the content, style and metres of traditional Viking poetry and includes a lengthy poem of Snorrie's own, praising the king of Norway. Ironically, Snorri was killed in his own cellar in Iceland in 1241 on the instigation of the king of Norway,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Snorri Sturluson; Anthony Faulkes
ISBN: 0460876163 9780460876162
OCLC Number: 33898288
Language Note: Translated from the Icelandic.
Notes: "First published in Everyman in 1987" --verso.
Reprinted with new chronology and synopsis --verso.
Description: xxvi, 260 pages : illustration ; 20 cm.
Contents: Prologue --
Gylfaginning --
Skaldskaparmal --
Hattatal.
Series Title: The Everyman library; Everyman's library.
Other Titles: Edda Snorra Sturlusonar.
Responsibility: Snorri Sturluson ; translated and edited by Anthony Faulkes.

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The only English translation to include the complete work - a must-have for all students of early Norse literature.  Read more...

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