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Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine
     

Hero Tales and Legends of the Rhine

by Lewis Spence, Spence
 

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Steeped in mystery and romance, guarded by great medieval castles perched high above its broad waters, the Rhine is one of the most storied and evocative rivers in Europe. For this volume, noted mythologist Lewis Spence has combed through the abundant literature written about the Rhine and its legends and chosen a rich selection of the best, most characteristic

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Steeped in mystery and romance, guarded by great medieval castles perched high above its broad waters, the Rhine is one of the most storied and evocative rivers in Europe. For this volume, noted mythologist Lewis Spence has combed through the abundant literature written about the Rhine and its legends and chosen a rich selection of the best, most characteristic tales.
Arranged to correspond with a journey along the Rhine from sea to source, the tales recount the lives and deeds of a host of mythic figures — Odin the All-father and Brunhild; Lorelei, a siren whose singing lured sailors to death on the rocks; Lohengrin, a knight of the Holy Grail; Siegfried; the Jester of Heidelberg; Sigurd; Venus and Tannhäuser; and many more. Twenty-four atmospheric illustrations capture the enchanted mood of these stories as well as providing views of such famous landmarks as Heidelberg Castle, Oppenheim Abbey, the Castle of Cleves, cathedrals in Cologne, Worms, and Strasbourg, and other sites.
In addition, Mr. Spence has supplied an informative introduction dealing with the historical development, folklore, poetry, and art of the Rhine. Readers interested in mythology and folklore in general, and Teutonic mythology in particular, will find here a splendid sampling of time-honored tales.

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An appreciative study of the partnership between the extraordinary Bolshoi dancers Vladimir Vasiliev and Ekaterina Maximova, husband and wife as well as artistic partners. This volume treats their entire working life from their meeting at the Bolshoi Ballet School in 1949 to the present, concentrating on their most famous roles both in rehearsal and in performance. No index or bibliography. Rife with gorgeous b&w photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486288703
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
12/08/2011
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
897,961
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.82(d)

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