Tolkien, J.R.R. Edited by Christopher Tolkien.
Title THE LEGEND OF SIGURD AND GUDRUN.
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition Very Good
Publisher London HarperCollins 2009
0007317239 / 9780007317233
Seller ID 29101
377 pp, 9" H. "Many years ago, J.R.R. Tolkien composed his own version, now published for the first time, of the great legend of Northern antiquity, in two closely related poems to which he gave the titles 'The New Lay of the Volsungs' and 'The New Lay of Gudrun'. Deriving his version primarily from his close study of the ancient poetry of Norway and Iceland known as the Poetic Edda (and where no old poetry exists, from the later prose work the 'Volsunga Saga'), (he) employed a verse-form of short stanzas whose lines embody in English the exacting alliterative rhythms and the concentrated energy of the poems of the Edda." Includes commentaries and appendices. Light wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine, very light rubbing on front panel.