The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology by Snorri Sturluson, Jesse Byock

By Snorri Sturluson, Jesse Byock

Written in Iceland a century after the shut of the Viking Age, The Prose Edda is the resource of so much of what we all know of Norse mythology. Its stories are peopled via giants, dwarves, and elves, superhuman heroes and indomitable warrior queens. Its gods stay with the tragic wisdom in their personal coming near near destruction within the cataclysmic conflict of Ragnarok. Its time scale spans the eons from the world’s construction to its violent finish. This powerful new translation captures the magisterial sweep and startling psychological
complexity of the previous Icelandic original.
* First time in Penguin Classics
* comprises an creation; explanatory notes; thesaurus; appendices at the Norse cosmos, language, and assets, a map; genealogical tables; feedback for extra examining

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By Snorri Sturluson, Jesse Byock

Written in Iceland a century after the shut of the Viking Age, The Prose Edda is the resource of so much of what we all know of Norse mythology. Its stories are peopled via giants, dwarves, and elves, superhuman heroes and indomitable warrior queens. Its gods stay with the tragic wisdom in their personal coming near near destruction within the cataclysmic conflict of Ragnarok. Its time scale spans the eons from the world’s construction to its violent finish. This powerful new translation captures the magisterial sweep and startling psychological
complexity of the previous Icelandic original.
* First time in Penguin Classics
* comprises an creation; explanatory notes; thesaurus; appendices at the Norse cosmos, language, and assets, a map; genealogical tables; feedback for extra examining

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