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The prose Edda : Norse mythology

Author: Snorri Sturluson; Jesse L Byock
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2005.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Prose Edda is the most renowned of all works of Scandinavian literature and our most extensive source for Norse mythology. Written in Iceland a century after the close of the Viking Age, it tells ancient stories of the Norse creation epic and recounts the battles that follow as gods, giants, dwarves and elves struggle for survival. It also preserves the oral memory of heroes, warrior kings and queens. In clear  Read more...
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Edda Snorra Sturlusonar. English.
Prose Edda.
London : Penguin, 2005
(OCoLC)619674572
Named Person: Snorre Sturlasson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Snorri Sturluson; Jesse L Byock
ISBN: 0140447555 9780140447552
OCLC Number: 59352542
Language Note: Translated from the Icelandic.
Description: xxxv, 180 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
Contents: Map : the geographical world of the Edda --
The prose Edda --
Gylfaginning (the deluding of Gylfi) --
Skaldskaparmal (poetic diction) --
Mythic and legendary tales poetic references from Skaldskaparmal --
App. 1. The Norse cosmos and the world tree --
App. 2. The language of the Skalds : Kennings and Heiti --
App. 3. Eddic poems used as sources in Gylfaginning.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Edda Snorra Sturlusonar.
Responsibility: Snorri Sturluson ; translated with an introduction and notes by Jesse L. Byock.
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One of the great storybooks of the middle ages: a master storyteller from the thirteenth century recounts classic tales of Icelandic mythology along with a lesson to young poets on the importance of  Read more...

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