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Finest Legends of the Rhine, The [Paperback]

Wilhelm Ruland

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1 Jun 2002
The author, a true son of the Rhineland, draws on the wealth of legend and fable to produce in a masterly manner and in the most beautiful poetic language now the more gentle old stories, now the more tragically stirring events of the ancient past.

These collected Germanic stories drawn from popular and classic tales and operas include such well-known ancient tales from the Rhine region includes The Nibelungen Song, The Mouse Tower, The Blind Archer, The Templars, The Legend of the Dragon, and many others.

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: University Press of the Pacific (1 Jun 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1589638441
  • ISBN-13: 978-1589638440
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 12.7 x 0.8 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,859,905 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars A classic and must-have 17 May 2005
By C. Hauer - Published on Amazon.com
This selection of legends by Wilhelm Ruland, translated by Andrew Mitchell and H.J. Findlay, is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in German legend and lore. The stories themselves are related according to the city on the Rhine and its corresponding story. Of course the most famous legends are included at least in part--Die Neibelungenleid and the Lorelei.

Unfortunately, these stories are greatly condensed and therefore not extrememly literary, but Ruland can be quite lyrical at times. Overall, I recommend the book to anyone who is interested in legends or German culture as a starting point.
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