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Published: 01 July 2019

384 Pages

8.5 x 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9780198834571

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The Poetic Edda

Carolyne Larrington

Oxford World's Classics Hardback Collection

  • Original translation of the famous collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry known as the Poetic Edda.
  • Introduction provides an informative overview of the poems and an outline of Norse myth and heroic legend, as well as the poems' later reception and influence on writers such as J. R. R. Tolkien and Alan Garner, and on popular culture, including film and television
  • Appendix includes an alternative version of 'The Seeress's Prophecy'
  • Genealogies of gods, giants, and heroes, and an annoted Index of Names