The Sagas of Icelanders

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The Sagas of Icelanders by Various
Paperback $27.00

Mar 01, 2001 | 848 Pages

  • Paperback $27.00

    Mar 01, 2001 | 848 Pages

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“One of the great marvels of World Literature…. This is a dream come true.” —Ted Hughes

“A testimony to the human spirit’s ability not only to endure what fate may send it but to be renewed by the experience.” —Seamus Heaney

“The glory of the Sagas is indisputable.” —Milan Kundera

“Generally excellent, accurate and readable, these translations are sure to become the standard versions.” —The Times Literary Supplement (London)

Table Of Contents

The Sagas of Icelanders List of Illustrations and Tables
Preface by Jane Smiley
Introduction by Robert Kellogg
Further Reading
A Note on the Texts
Egil’s Saga (trans. Bernard Scudder)
The Saga of the People of Vatnsdal (trans. Andrew Wawn)
The Saga of the People of Laxardal (trans. Keneva Kunz)
Bolli Bollason’s Tale (trans. Keneva Kunz)
The Saga of Hrafnkel Frey’s Godi (trans. Terry Gunnell)
The Saga of the Confederates (trans. Ruth C. Ellison)
Gisli Sursson’s Saga (trans. Martin S. Regal)
The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-tongue (trans. Katrina C. Attwood)
The Saga of Ref the Sly (trans. George Clark)
The Vinland Sagas:
The Saga of the Greenlanders (trans. Keneva Kunz)
Eirik the Red’s Saga (trans. Keneva Kunz)
The Tale of Thorstein Staff-struck (trans. Anthony Maxwell)
The Tale of Halldor Snorrason II (trans. Terry Gunnell)
The Tale of Sarcastic Halli (trans. George Clark)
The Tale of Thorstein Shiver (trans. Anthony Maxwell)
The Tale of Audun from the West Fjords (trans. Anthony Maxwell)
The Tale of the Story-wise Icelander (trans. Anthony Maxwell)
Reference Section:
Illustrations and Diagrams: Ships; The Farm; Social and Political Structure
Index of Characters

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