A special system of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world’s greatest literary treasures–as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, as engagingly human as Shakespeare. Set all-around the flip of the previous millennium, these tales depict with an astonishingly present day realism the…

The Sagas Of The Icelanders

ISBN 10 : 9780141000039
ISBN 13 : 0141000031

Presents a collection of Viking "sagas" to commemorate the adventures of the people who first settled Iceland, and then explored Greenland and North America...

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Comic Sagas And Tales From Iceland

ISBN 10 : 9780141975528
ISBN 13 : 0141975520

Comic Sagas and Tales brings together the very finest Icelandic stories from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries, a time of civil unrest and social upheaval. With feuding fam..

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Seven Viking Romances

ISBN 10 : 9780141966809
ISBN 13 : 0141966807

Combining traditional myth, oral history and re-worked European legend to depict an ancient realm of heroism and wonder, the seven tales collected here are among the most fantastic..

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Hrafnkel S Saga And Other Icelandic Stories

ISBN 10 : 9780141961422
ISBN 13 : 0141961422

Written around the thirteenth century AD by Icelandic monks, the seven tales collected here offer a combination of pagan elements tightly woven into the pattern of Christian ethics..

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Sagas Of Warrior Poets

ISBN 10 : 9780141941585
ISBN 13 : 0141941588

Kormak's Saga, The Saga of Hallfred Troublesome-Poet, The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-Tongue, The Saga of Bjorn, Champion of the Hitardal People, Viglund's Saga Set in the farmsteads ..

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The Saga Of Grettir The Strong

ISBN 10 : 9780141937922
ISBN 13 : 0141937920

Composed at the end of the fourteenth century by an unknown author, The Saga of Grettir the Strong is one of the last great Icelandic sagas. It relates the tale of Grettir, an elev..

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Icelanders In The Viking Age

ISBN 10 : 9780786447275
ISBN 13 : 0786447273

The Sagas of Icelanders are enduring stories from Viking-Age Iceland filled with love and romance, battles and feuds, tragedy and comedy. Yet these tales are little read today, eve..

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Njal S Saga

ISBN 10 : 1853267856
ISBN 13 : 9781853267857

Proclaimed as one of the finest Icelandic sagas, this text was written in about 1280 and refers to events a couple of centuries earlier. It is full of the details of everyday life,..

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ISBN 10 : 0375752676
ISBN 13 : 9780375752674

Photographs exploring the grandeur of Iceland's remarkable geography accompany tales of real-life heroes and supernatural beings..

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