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The Story of Siegfried

3.91  ·  Rating Details  ·  45 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
This version offers 'a clearer understanding and a wiser appreciation of the thoughts and feelings of our old northern ancestors'.
Paperback, 156 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Echo Library (first published 1882)
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Rudyard
Mar 31, 2016 Rudyard rated it really liked it
Shelves: medieval, classics, top-50
You will like this book if you like-Tolkien, Norse Mythology, Iliad, Beowulf, Hercules

This is a great story told in an innovative prose. The story of Siegfried is one of my favorites (the Niebelunglied is my favorite medieval epic), and this book gives the story credit. This book will not change your life or make you think about the greater universe in a new way. It is the equivalent to reading a well written book about the life of Hercules
Maggie
Aug 07, 2012 Maggie rated it really liked it
Shelves: literature
this version/summary by james baldwin is really good. i found the audiobook on itunes at USF* Lit2Go. the reader is clear and engaging. and of course baldwin's summary of these stories are well worth the time. listed as a 6th grade level and i can easily imagine that this age group would totally enjoy this audio. ohyeah.

*university of south florida
Julie
Jul 17, 2014 Julie rated it really liked it
Shelves: classics
A lovely read for any Tolkien fan. It is a wonderful resource to see what inspired such a legendary author.
Chris
Jun 01, 2010 Chris rated it it was amazing
Classic stories from Norse mythology, told in a delightful tone of heroic manliness.
Amy
Jul 31, 2011 Amy rated it it was amazing
Tolkein-esque story and Norse mythology blended together. Very enjoyable!
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Norse mythology is my favorite.
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James Baldwin (1841-1925) was an American editor and author. Largely self-educated, he began teaching at the age of 24. In addition to editing school books, he started writing books of his own. After the publication in 1882 of The Story of Siegfried, he went on to write more
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