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The Fall of the Nibelungs

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The Fall of the Nibelungs is Margaret Armour's plain prose translation from the middle high German of the "Nibelungenlied", a poetic saga of uncertain authorship written about the year 1200. The story is believed by many to be based on the destruction of the Burgundians, a Germanic tribe, in 436 by mercenary Huns recruited for the task by the Roman general Flavius Aëtius. The introduction to the 1908 edition summarizes the story, "And so 'the discord of two women,' to quote Carlyle, 'is as a little spark of evil passion, which ere long enlarges itself into a crime; foul murder is done; and now the sin rolls on like a devouring fire, till the guilty and the innocent are alike encircled with it, and a whole land is ashes, and a whole race is swept away.'", a story not for the faint of heart. Summary by Phil Schempf. Dedicated proof-listeners: Carolin Ksr & DaveC

The Fall of the Nibelungs is Margaret Armour's plain prose translation from the middle high German of the "Nibelungenlied", a poetic saga of uncertain authorship written about the year 1200. The story is believed by many to be based on the destruction of the Burgundians, a Germanic tribe, in 436 by mercenary Huns recruited for the task by the Roman general Flavius Aëtius. The introduction to the 1908 edition summarizes the story, "And so 'the discord of two women,' to quote Carlyle, 'is as a little spark of evil passion, which ere long enlarges itself into a crime; foul murder is done; and now the sin rolls on like a devouring fire, till the guilty and the innocent are alike encircled with it, and a whole land is ashes, and a whole race is swept away.'", a story not for the faint of heart. Summary by Phil Schempf. Dedicated proof-listeners: Carolin Ksr & DaveC
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The Fall of the Nibelungs is Margaret Armour's plain prose translation from the middle high German of the "Nibelungenlied", a poetic saga of uncertain authorship written about the year 1200. The story is believed by many to be based on the destruction of the Burgundians, a Germanic tribe, in 436 by mercenary Huns recruited for the task by the Roman general Flavius Aëtius. The introduction to the 1908 edition summarizes the story, "And so 'the discord of two women,' to quote Carlyle, 'is as a little spark of evil passion, which ere long enlarges itself into a crime; foul murder is done; and now the sin rolls on like a devouring fire, till the guilty and the innocent are alike encircled with it, and a whole land is ashes, and a whole race is swept away.'", a story not for the faint of heart. Summary by Phil Schempf. Dedicated proof-listeners: Carolin Ksr & DaveC

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 41m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:24


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:17


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

24:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:26


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

17:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:59


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

11:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

15:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:10


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

28:51


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:22


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:19


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

12:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:58


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:06


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

11:24


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:06


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

14:59


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:43


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

10:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:26


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

10:44


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

18:06


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

15:44


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:28