Siegfried & The Twilight of the Gods

Siegfried The Twilight of the Gods In the second part of Margaret Armour s translation of possibly Wagner s best known work The Ring of the Nibelung the last two opera s in the cycle Siegfried and The Twilight of the Gods are repr

  • Title: Siegfried & The Twilight of the Gods
  • Author: Richard Wagner Arthur Rackham Margaret Armour
  • ISBN: 9781446500231
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the second part of Margaret Armour s translation of possibly Wagner s best known work The Ring of the Nibelung , the last two opera s in the cycle, Siegfried and The Twilight of the Gods , are reproduced with colour plates by Arthur Rackham Rackham s hauntingly dark illustrations, are perfectly suited to the drama an epic story that charts the struggles of gods,In the second part of Margaret Armour s translation of possibly Wagner s best known work The Ring of the Nibelung , the last two opera s in the cycle, Siegfried and The Twilight of the Gods , are reproduced with colour plates by Arthur Rackham Rackham s hauntingly dark illustrations, are perfectly suited to the drama an epic story that charts the struggles of gods, heroes and mythical creatures loosely based on characters from the Norse sagas Many of the earliest children s books, particularly those dating back to the 1850s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children About the Illustrator Arthur Rackham 1867 1939 was one of the premier illustrators of the early 20th Century He illustrated many books, the first of which was published in 1893 His humour, romance and soul made him the leading illustrator of the early twentieth century and his work is to be found in versions of almost every classic from Hansel and Gretel to The Tempest, from The Pied Piper to Peer Gynt Characteristic of his work are gloomy forests of sinuous trees, nubile fairy maidens, and unsightly ogres and trolls Throughout his career he developed a very individual style that was to influence a whole generation of children, artists and other illustrators His haunting humour and dreamlike romance adds to the enchantment and fantasy of children s literature.

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    1. Title: Siegfried and The Twilight of the Gods The Ring of the Niblung, A Trilogy with a PreludeAuthor: Richard WagnerIllustrator: Arthur RackhamTranslator: Margaret ArmourRelease Date: July 22, 2015 [EBook #49507]Language: EnglishProduced by Laura Natal Rodrigues & Marc D'Hooghe atfreeliterature (Images generously madeavailable by the Internet Archive.)Free download available at Project Gutenberg.I've made the proofreading of this book in English for Free Literature, published by Doubleday & [...]

    2. The libretto of Wagner's opera with Rackham's illustrations placed between beats of the plotline was a great idea. Arthur Rackham's art is amazing, I loved the Siegfried/Brunhilde ones especially, which are worthy of buying as prints.Highly recommended for opera lovers and mythology aficionados alike.

    3. Again with the Wagner, and again with the underlying sensation that a Rackham illustrated book may be the singularly best way to go about Wagner uptake. Fun.

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