The Saga of the Volsungs: The Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer

The Saga of the Volsungs: The Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer

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Translated by Jesse L. Byock

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  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Format: Paperback | 145 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 203mm x 13mm | 91g
  • Publication date: 1 July 1992
  • Publication City/Country: Berkerley
  • ISBN 10: 0520069048
  • ISBN 13: 9780520069046
  • Illustrations note: map

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"The Saga of the Volsungs" is one of the most important texts of Old Icelandic literature, with its treatment of Old Scandinavian heroic traditions.

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Author information

Jesse L. Byock teaches Old Norse and medieval Scandinavian subjects at the University of California, Los Angeles and is the author of "Feud in the Icelandic Saga" (1982).

Review quote

"Professor Byock is to be thanked for producing an eminently readable English version of the saga which will undoubtedly be well received . . . and which should do much to stimualte interest in the field."--"Saga