"New" J.R.R. Tolkien Book Released Today

The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun CoverThe Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun CoverThe previously unpublished work, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun, is released today and should be available at your local bookstore, in additional to online stores like Amazon.

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, The Legend of Sigurd and Gudrun 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--no doubt to fill it out--commentary and notes on the poems by Christopher Tolkien.

If you're still desperate to scratch that lifelong Tolkien itch, this book will definitely alleviate that itch for a bit of time...


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