The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology (Penguin Classics)

The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology (Penguin Classics)

Jesse L. 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 by way of giants, dwarves, and elves, superhuman heroes and indomitable warrior queens. Its gods reside with the tragic wisdom in their personal forthcoming destruction within the cataclysmic conflict of Ragnarok. Its time scale spans the eons from the world’s construction to its violent finish. This strong new translation captures the magisterial sweep and startling psychological complexity of the previous Icelandic original.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts improved through introductions and notes through unusual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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