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The Story of the Volsungs

The Volsunga Saga

By Anonymous
Narrated by Antony Ferguson / 4 hours 34 minutes

Originally written in Icelandic in the thirteenth century AD by an anonymous author, The Story of The Volsungs is a legendary saga based on Norse mythology. The epic describes the legendary history and heroic feats of several generations of mythic Viking families and derives from many sources, including preexisting Edda, or heroic poems, Norse legends, historical events, and orally transmitted folklore. The saga is imbued throughout with themes of power, jealousy, love, vengeance, and fear. Often considered a critical influence on such later works as Richard Wagner's Ring Cycle and J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Story of the Volsungs is a powerful epic that continues to resonate for modern listeners. This edition—which includes excerpts from the Poetic Eddas, one of the sources of The Story of the Volsungs—is the translation by William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson.

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Author
Narrator Antony Ferguson
ISBN 9781452673561
Length 4 hours 34 minutes
Language English
Publisher Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date
Edition Unabridged
Genres Fiction & Literature
Libro.fm rank #165,605 Overall
Genre rank #59,103 in Fiction & Literature