A public domainbook is one that was never subject to copyright or whose legal copyright termhas expired.
Anderson The Prose Edda is one of two Old Norse compilations made in Iceland in the early 13th century.Together they comprise the major store of pagan Scandinavian mythology.Parts of some publications, such as images, may have had to be deleted for reasons of copyright.Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on libraryshelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to makethe world's books discoverable online.
It has survived long enough for thecopyright to expire and the book to enter the public domain.
Google Book Search has digitized millions of physical books and made themavailable online at
The digitization at the most basic level is based on page images of thephysical books.
The Viking Society for Northern Research is making virtually all its publications (and some other related items) from inception in 1893 to the present freely available on this website, though recent titles may not be released until three years from the date of publication.
These digital versions are not intended to replace our printed publications, and titles currently in print will remain available to buy in book form as long as there is a demand for them (the list can be seen at ).
The digital versions are intended to make the range of our publications known to a wider public, and may be used for reference purposes, to evaluate books for purchase or for university courses and for private study.