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The Nibelungen Lied, Lay Of The Nibelung-Sir John Lubbocks Hundred Books

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Hardback. Quarter-bound, leather spine and corners, marbled boards. Spine,black banding, gilt letters and decorations,  bumped, rubbed, shelf-worn. Front and backboards, slightly bumped. Gilt top edge, handling marks, fore and bottom edge, some foxing, handling marks. Used very good condition. Minor foxing on the half title and title page. Appendix page has some foxing.

Publisher is George Routledge & Sons, Limited, Undated, possibly 1890's.

The greatest of the heroic epics to emerge from medieval Germany, the Nibelungenlied is a revenge saga of sweeping dimensions. It tells of the dragon-slayer Sifrit, and the mysterious kingdom of the Nibelungs with its priceless treasure-hoard guarded by dwarves and giants, of Prünhilt the Amazonian queen, fortune-telling water-sprites and a cloak of invisibility. Driven by the conflict between Kriemhild, the innocent maiden turned she-devil, and her antagonist, the stoic, indomitable Hagen, the story is one of human tragedy, of love, jealousy, murder, and revenge, ending in slaughter on a horrific scale. The work of an anonymous poet of c.1200, since its rediscovery in the eighteenth century the Nibelungenlied has come to be regarded as the national epic of the Germans. It has inspired countless reworkings and adaptations, including two masterpieces: Fritz Lang's two-part film, and Richard Wagner's Ring cycle.



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Author(s):
Foster-Barham, Alfred G., translator
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
371
Publisher:
George Routledge & Sons Limited.

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Hardback. Quarter-bound, leather spine and corners, marbled boards. Spine,black banding, gilt letters and decorations,  bumped, rubbed, shelf-worn. Front and backboards, slightly bumped. Gilt top edge, handling marks, fore and bottom edge, some foxing, handling marks. Used very good condition. Minor foxing on the half title and title page. Appendix page has some foxing.

Publisher is George Routledge & Sons, Limited, Undated, possibly 1890's.

The greatest of the heroic epics to emerge from medieval Germany, the Nibelungenlied is a revenge saga of sweeping dimensions. It tells of the dragon-slayer Sifrit, and the mysterious kingdom of the Nibelungs with its priceless treasure-hoard guarded by dwarves and giants, of Prünhilt the Amazonian queen, fortune-telling water-sprites and a cloak of invisibility. Driven by the conflict between Kriemhild, the innocent maiden turned she-devil, and her antagonist, the stoic, indomitable Hagen, the story is one of human tragedy, of love, jealousy, murder, and revenge, ending in slaughter on a horrific scale. The work of an anonymous poet of c.1200, since its rediscovery in the eighteenth century the Nibelungenlied has come to be regarded as the national epic of the Germans. It has inspired countless reworkings and adaptations, including two masterpieces: Fritz Lang's two-part film, and Richard Wagner's Ring cycle.



Author(s):
Foster-Barham, Alfred G., translator
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
371
Publisher:
George Routledge & Sons Limited.

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