Edda - Everyman

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Publisher's Synopsis

The only English translation to include the complete work - a must-have for all students of early Norse literature.

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 poem of Snorri's own, praising the king of Norway. Ironically, Snorri was killed in his own cellar 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. This is the only edition available with introduction, text summaries, indexes and chronology of early Icelandic literature.

Book information

ISBN: 9780460876162
Publisher: Orion
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Pub date:
DEWEY: 839.68
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Sales rank: 7177
Number of pages: 260
Weight: 254g
Height: 198mm
Width: 136mm
Spine width: 22mm