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But the king's heart swells, bulging with courage in battle, where heroes sink down...

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, as a result of political intrigue.

The Edda contains the most extensive account of Norse myths and legends that has survived from the Middle Ages as well as the popular stories of Odin winning back the mead of poetic inspiration and Thor fishing for the Midgard serpent.

Synopsis:

Each book in the "Everyman" series has been re-set with wide margins and easy-to-read type and includes a themed introduction, chronology of life and times of the author, plot summary, annotated reading list and critical response.

Synopsis:

But the king's heart swells, bulging with courage in battle, where heroes sink down...

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, as a result of political intrigue.

The Edda contains the most extensive account of Norse myths and legends that has survived from the Middle Ages as well as the popular stories of Odin winning back the mead of poetic inspiration and Thor fishing for the Midgard serpent.

Synopsis:

The Everyman Paperback Classics series offers the latest scholarship on the works of the world's greatest poets, writers and philosophers. Each edition includes a comprehensive introduction, chronology, notes, appendix, critical responses, and a text summary. Presented in an affordable edition with wide format pages for generous margins for notes. Contact your sales rep or call Tuttle for a complete list of available titles.

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Table of Contents

Prologue — Gylfaginning — Skaldskaparmal --Hattatal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780460876162
Translator:
Faulkes, Anthony
Author:
Faulkes, Anthony
Author:
Sturluson, Snorri
Author:
Sturluson, Snor
Publisher:
Everyman Paperback Classics
Location:
London :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology - Mythology
Subject:
Mythology and folklore
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Mythology, norse
Subject:
Scalds and scaldic poetry
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
POE008000
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
No Series
Series Volume:
3-72
Publication Date:
19950431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English.
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in 11 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Each book in the "Everyman" series has been re-set with wide margins and easy-to-read type and includes a themed introduction, chronology of life and times of the author, plot summary, annotated reading list and critical response.
"Synopsis" by , But the king's heart swells, bulging with courage in battle, where heroes sink down...

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, as a result of political intrigue.

The Edda contains the most extensive account of Norse myths and legends that has survived from the Middle Ages as well as the popular stories of Odin winning back the mead of poetic inspiration and Thor fishing for the Midgard serpent.

"Synopsis" by , The Everyman Paperback Classics series offers the latest scholarship on the works of the world's greatest poets, writers and philosophers. Each edition includes a comprehensive introduction, chronology, notes, appendix, critical responses, and a text summary. Presented in an affordable edition with wide format pages for generous margins for notes. Contact your sales rep or call Tuttle for a complete list of available titles.
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