The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun

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Product code: 00015

ISBN: 978-617-664-203-9

Publish year: 2020

Series: J. R. R. Tolkien in Ukrainian

Genre: Fiction literature, Poetry

Age categories: Adult

Cover: Hardcover

Amount: 480 pages

Size: 20×13 см

Illustrations: Black & white

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

Translated from English by Olena O’Lear and Kateryna Onishchuk
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Full of dramatic tension, Tolkien’s version of the majestic nordic legend, two related poems basing on his extensive study of ancient poetical traditions of Iceland and Norway and precise preserving verse forms which helped him to render the energy of ancient songs. The Lay of the Völsungs tells us about the mighty Sigurd, the slayer of Fáfnir the Dragon whose accursed treasure he took for his own; about awakening Brynhild the Valkyrie; about the hero’s coming to the court of the great princes Niflungs (or Nibelungs); about the birth of a great love but also about a great hate that sprang to life because of an enchantress, the Niflungs’ mother. And the Lay of Gudrún tells about events after Sigurd’s death, about Gudrún’s marriage to the mighty Atli, the ruler of Huns, about killing the brothers Niflungs at his order and the sister’s terrible revenge.
About author
John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892–1973) — an English writer, professor of Anglo-Saxon and English languages and literatures in the University of Oxford, creator of epic cycle of Middle-earth. The fantasy novel The Lord of the Rings made him a world celebrity. More details
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