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Published: 01 September 2014

384 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199675340

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The Poetic Edda

Second Edition

Carolyne Larrington

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new edition of the famous collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry known as the Poetic Edda, with fully revised translations and updated introduction and notes.
  • Includes three new poems and revised translations drawing on the latest scholarship.
  • Expanded 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.
  • Up-to-date bibliography.
  • Appendix including an alternative version of 'The Seeress's Prophecy'.
  • Revised Explanatory Notes.
  • Genealogies of gods, giants, and heroes.
  • Annoted Index of Names.