2009 – The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún – Hardcover – Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Hardcover: 377 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (May 5, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0547273428
ISBN-13: 978-0547273426
Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.6 x 1.3 inches

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrún is a previously unpublished work by J.R.R. Tolkien, written while Tolkien was Professor of Anglo-Saxon at Oxford during the 1920s and ‘30s, before he wrote The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. It makes available for the first time Tolkien’s extensive retelling in English narrative verse of the epic Norse tales of Sigurd the Völsung and The Fall of the Niflungs. It includes an introduction by J.R.R. Tolkien, drawn from one of his own lectures on Norse literature, with commentary and notes on the poems by Christopher Tolkien.