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Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun

J R R Tolkien Christopher Tolkien



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Marine Publications
10 September 2010
Poetry by individual poets; Horror & ghost stories; Fantasy; Myth & legend told as fiction
Many years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien composed his own version of the great legend of Northern antiquity, recounted here in The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun. In the Lay of the Voelsungs is told the ancestry of the great hero Sigurd, the slayer of Fafnir, most celebrated of dragons; of his awakening of the Valkyrie Brynhild, who slept surrounded by a wall of fire, and of their betrothal; and of his coming to the court of the great princes who were named the Niflungs (or Nibelungs), with whom he entered into blood-brotherhood. In scenes of dramatic intensity, of confusion of identity, thwarted passion, jealousy, and bitter strife, the tragedy of Sigurd and Brynhild, of Gunnar the Niflung and Gudrun his sister, mounts to its end in the murder of Sigurd, the suicide of Brynhild, and the despair of Gudrun. The Lay of Gudrun recounts her fate after the death of Sigurd, her marriage against her will to the mighty Atli, ruler of the Huns (the Attila of history), his murder of her brothers, and her hideous revenge.
By:   J R R Tolkien
Edited by:   Christopher Tolkien
Imprint:   Marine Publications
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 214mm,  Width: 126mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   358g
ISBN:   9780547394572
ISBN 10:   0547394578
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   10 September 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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