The Prose Edda

The Prose Edda


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ISBN-13: 9780342366545
Publisher: Franklin Classics
Publication date: 10/11/2018
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

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Prose Edda 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WARNING: The Nook version linked from this page is NOT the Penguin edition. It is a Dover edition of a 1916 translation!!!
Sarthuru More than 1 year ago
This is the version best for lay persons who want an authentic taste of Norse Mythology. The translation is clear and intriguing, and this particular version includes only the parts of the Edda that are easily understood and most relevant (It omits the complex treatise on skaldic poetry, for instance, but includes the entire Gylfaginning and the section on kennings).
Ruthven More than 1 year ago
This is one of the major sources to our knowledge of Norse Mythology. From the creation of the world, to the adventures of the God's and their heroes, to the twilight of the Gods, this book is an absolute must read. It is also a great tool for those interested in skaldic poetry.
stanssdottir More than 1 year ago
If you love Gandalf and things Elvish, this is a book for you. I read this and the Poetic Edda year ago after my first reading of the Trilogy. The Eddas are a challenge to read, but the hard work is worth it. You will have a deeper understanding of the Viking period and will recognize numerous myths. My daughter recently went to Iceland and is receiving this as a gift after she said the Prose Edda seemed to be so important to that country's history
lidaskoteina on LibraryThing 3 months ago
prior to reading notes in this vol I hadn't realized that some of the "mythical" material reflects actual people/events with independent attestations (Atli=Attila etc)utterly fascinating
Buecherwurm161 More than 1 year ago
I got this book as a gift after I expressed an interest in finding out more about Norse Mythology since I found out that I have some Scandinavian ancestors and I found it very interesting. I did struggle with the names a little bit so it did not make for a smooth read but I can clearly see how Tolkien and others were influence by it. A wonderful addition to my home library and something I will always cherish.
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I think it is very very good and you would injoy it. It is mythology ficiton and would work perfectly for a mythology book report. Hope you have fun reading it! I know oyu will.