HRAFNKEL'S SAGA AND OTHER ICELANDIC STORIES

HRAFNKEL'S SAGA AND OTHER ICELANDIC STORIES

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A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Written around the thirteenth century AD by Icelandic monks, the seven tale s collected here offer a combination of pagan elements tightly woven into t he pattern of Christian ethics. They take as their subjects figures who are heroic, but do not fit into the mould of traditional heroes. Some stories concern characters in Iceland - among them Hrafknel's Saga, in which a poor man's son is murdered by his powerful neighbour, and Thorstein the Staff-S truck, which describes an ageing warrior's struggle to settle into a peacef ul rural community. Others focus on the adventures of Icelanders abroad, in cluding the compelling Audun's Story, which depicts a farmhand's pilgrimage to Rome. These fascinating tales deal with powerful human emotions, suffer ing and dignity at a time of profound transition, when traditional ideals w ere gradually yielding to a more peaceful pastoral lifestyle. 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.

Title: HRAFNKEL'S SAGA AND OTHER ICELANDIC STORIES

Author Name: Anonymous

Categories: Folklore & Mythology,

Publisher: Penguin Classics: 1971

ISBN Number: 0140442383

ISBN Number 13: 9780140442380

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000046167