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2008, ISBN: 9780140447750
New York. 2008. Penguin Books. 1st Penguin Classic Paperback Edition. Very Good In Wrappers. Translated from the Icelandic by Keneva Kunz. 223 pages. paperback. Cover - Detail from Oseberg wood carving depicting woman appearing to restrain one man from striking another. Norwegian, 9th century. 9780140447750. keywords: Literature Iceland Translated Saga. inventory # 36828. FROM THE PUBLISHER - Gudrun is headstrong, proud and the most beautiful woman in Iceland. The tragic story of how she comes to betray and destroy the only man she has ever truly loved lies at the heart of this forceful family saga, which traces the passions and blood feuds of three generations of strong women, wise leaders and hotheaded warriors. Written around 1245 but telling of earlier centuries, when magic rites and sorcery clashed with the spread of Christianity throughout a rapidly changing Viking world, this tale of revenge slayings and sacrifice, desire and regret, is one of the best-loved works of Icelandic literature. The accompanying sequel tells of Bolli Bollason, Gudruns adored son, and his fortune-seeking exploits. Keneva Kunzs authoritative translation is accompanied by an introduction by Bergljot S. Kristjandottir, which unravels the fascinating structure of the saga, considers the religious values underpinning the story and examines the intriguing narrative -voice of the tales unknown author. This edition also contains notes and a chronology, graphical representations of the story, maps, an index of characters and suggestions for further reading. . ISBN: 9780140447750.
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The Penguin Classics list of medieval sagas grows ever more impressive with these two thrilling Norse sagasOne of the best-loved works of Icelandic literature, this stirring tale of war and romance follows three generations of strong women, wise leaders, and hotheaded warriors. The only saga rumored to have been written by a woman, it tells of the centuries predating 1245, when magic rites and sorcery clashed with the spread of Christianity throughout a rapidly changing Viking world.?For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700?titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the?series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date?translations by award-winning translators. classics,family saga,genre fiction,historical,literary criticism,literary criticism and collections,literature and fiction Literature & Fiction, Penguin Classics
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The Saga of the People of Laxardal: AND Bolli Bollason s Tale: and, Bolli Bollason s Tale (Paperback) - Paperback
[EAN: 9780140447750], Neubuch, [PU: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom], Literary Criticism|Medieval, Language: English . Brand New Book. The action of the saga takes place at the end of the tenth century, at about the time Scandinavia was converting from worship of Norse gods to Christianity. A masterpiece of medieval literature, the story focuses on two families - that of Hoskuld, a prominent farmer with several sons, and that of Gudrun, the most beautiful woman ever born in Iceland.
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2008, ISBN: 9780140447750
Penguin Books Ltd, 2008. Paperback. New. Presents two classic folktales translated from the Old Icelandic.SKU: MM-60021711; EAN: 9780140447750, Penguin Books Ltd, 2008
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The Saga of the People of Laxardal and Bolli Bollason's Tale
Details of the book - The Saga of the People of Laxardal and Bolli Bollason's Tale
EAN (ISBN-13): 9780140447750
ISBN (ISBN-10): 014044775X
Publishing year: 2008
Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
Weight: 0,200 kg
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