The Prose Edda by Jesse L Byock

The Prose Edda

byJesse L Byock

Kobo ebook | July 28, 2005

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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 prose interspersed with powerful verse, the Edda provides unparalleled insight into the gods' tragic realization that the future holds one final cataclysmic battle, Ragnarok, when the world will be destroyed. These tales from the pagan era have proved to be among the most influential of all myths and legends, inspiring modern works as diverse as Wagner's Ring Cycle and Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.
Title:The Prose EddaFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 28, 2005Publisher:Penguin Books LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:014191274X

ISBN - 13:9780141912745

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting but weird stories This book contains a lot of really weird stories (well, it's Norse mythology, so what else did I expect?), it was fun nonetheless. It does get a bit heavy and slow at some point. Not to mention the many terms that are impossible to read/pronounce, let alone memorise. It's definitely worth a reread.
Date published: 2016-11-12