The Saga of the Volsungs

The Saga of the Volsungs
Author:
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-06-19
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 0520951514

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 dragonslayer, Sigurd the Volsung. Byock's comprehensive introduction explores the history, legends, and myths contained in the saga and traces the development of a narrative that reaches back to the period of the great folk migrations in Europe when the Roman Empire collapsed.

The Saga of the Volsungs

The Saga of the Volsungs
Author:
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2017-07-31
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1624666353

From the translator of the bestselling Poetic Edda (Hackett, 2015) comes a gripping new rendering of two of the greatest sagas of Old Norse literature. Together the two sagas recount the story of seven generations of a single legendary heroic family and comprise our best source of traditional lore about its members—including, among others, the dragon-slayer Sigurd, Brynhild the Valkyrie, and the Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok.

Völsunga Saga

Völsunga Saga
Author: Henry Halliday Sparling
Publisher:
Total Pages: 344
Release: 1888
Genre: Edda Sæmundar
ISBN:

The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs

The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs
Author: William Morris
Publisher:
Total Pages: 812
Release: 2019-06-02
Genre:
ISBN: 9781071061572

One of the great books of world literature-an unforgettable tale of jealousy, unrequited love, greed, and vengeance. Based on Viking Age poems and composed in thirteenth-century Iceland, The Saga of the Volsungs combines mythology, legend, and sheer human drama in telling of the heroic deeds of Sigurd the dragon slayer, who acquires runic knowledge from one of Odin's Valkyries. Yet the saga is set in a very human world, incorporating oral memories of the fourth and fifth centuries, when Attila the Hun and other warriors fought on the northern frontiers of the Roman empire. In his illuminating Introduction Jesse L. Byock links the historical Huns, Burgundians, and Goths with the extraordinary events of this Icelandic saga. With its ill-fated Rhinegold, the sword reforged, and the magic ring of power, the saga resembles the Nibelungenlied and has been a primary source for such fantasy writers as J. R. R. Tolkien and for Richard Wagner's Ring cycle.

The Story of the Volsungs, (Volsunga Saga)

The Story of the Volsungs, (Volsunga Saga)
Author: William Morris
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2015-05-06
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1473395860

This early work by William Morris was originally published in 1899 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. William Morris was born in London, England in 1834. Arguably best known as a textile designer, he founded a design partnership which deeply influenced the decoration of churches and homes during the early 20th century. However, he is also considered an important Romantic writer and pioneer of the modern fantasy genre, being a direct influence on authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien. As well as fiction, Morris penned poetry and essays. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Story of the Volsungs

The Story of the Volsungs
Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Tantor Media Incorporated
Total Pages:
Release: 2014-05-10
Genre: Sagas
ISBN: 9781452623566

Tells the story of the Völsung clan, including the story of Sigurd and Brynhild.

The Story of the Volsungs

The Story of the Volsungs
Author: Traditional
Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2006-08-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781598189148

"In offering to the reader this translation of the most complete and dramatic form of the great Epic of the North, we lay no claim to special critical insight, nor do we care to deal at all with vexed questions, but are content to abide by existing authorities, doing our utmost to make our rendering close and accurate, and, if it might be so, at the same time, not over prosaic: it is to the lover of poetry and nature, rather than to the student, that we appeal to enjoy and wonder at this great work, now for the first time, strange to say, translated into English." -- William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson Originally written in Icelandic -- that is, Old Norse -- in the thirteenth century A.D., by an unknown hand, most of the material in "The Story of the Volsungs" is based substantially on previous works, some centuries older. A few of these works have been preserved in the collection of Norse poetry known as the "Poetic Edda."

The Story of the Volsungs

The Story of the Volsungs
Author:
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2016-08-25
Genre:
ISBN: 9781537286198

The Story of the Volsungs - Volsunga Saga - Translated by William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson - 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 Icelandic prose rendition of the origin and decline of the Völsung clan (including the story of Sigurd and Brynhild and destruction of the Burgundians). The saga covers themes including the power struggles among Sigurd's ancestors; Sigurd's killing of the dragon Fafnir; and the influence of the ring Andvaranaut. The saga has given rise to operatic and literary adaptations including Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, Henrik Ibsen's The Vikings at Helgeland, William Morris's The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs, and J. R. R. Tolkien's The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún.