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    DescriptionThe Prose Edda is the most renowned of all works of Scandinavian literature and our most extensive source for Norse mythology. Written in Iceland a century after the close of the Viking Age, it tells ancient stories of the Norse creation epic and recounts the battles that follow as gods, giants, dwarves and elves struggle for survival. It also preserves the oral memory of heroes, warrior kings and queens. In clear prose interspersed with powerful verse, the Edda provides unparalleled insight into the gods' tragic realization that the future holds one final cataclysmic battle, Ragnarok, when the world will be destroyed. These tales from the pagan era have proved to be among the most influential of all myths and legends, inspiring modern works as diverse as Wagner's Ring Cycle and Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.


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    Title
    The Prose Edda
    Subtitle
    Norse Mythology
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Snorri Sturluson, By (author) Jesse L. Byock
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 141 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140447552
    ISBN 10: 0140447555
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    BIC E4L: GEN
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    BIC subject category V2: FQ
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    Libri: I-PO
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 500
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    DC22: 839.61
    B&T Approval Code: A24326200
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POE022000
    BIC subject category V2: HRKP5
    Thema V1.0: FN, QRSW
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, map
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    31 January 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Snorri Sturlson (1179-1241) was an Icelandic descendant of the poet and hero from Egil's Saga, Egill Skallgrimsson. He was the best-known writer of the saga, author of the PROSE EDDA, which was written as a textbook for young poets who wished to praise kings, and HEIMSKRINGLA, a history of the kings of Norway, the most important prose collection in Old Norse literature. Jesse Bycock is Professor of Icelandic and Old Norse Literature at the University of California and has published widely on Medieval Iceland. For Penguin, he is the author of Viking Age Iceland (2001).