Njal's Saga: Or, The Story of Burnt Njal by George Webbe Dasent, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Njal's Saga: Or, The Story of Burnt Njal

Njal's Saga: Or, The Story of Burnt Njal

by George Webbe Dasent
     
 

Instigated by a spiteful and selfish wife, a grim blood feud between the families of two well-to-do Icelandic landowners spirals out of control, claiming lives and property. Widely regarded as the capstone of Icelandic literary achievement, this gripping thirteenth-century saga not only recounts long and costly battles but documents Viking civic and legal

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Instigated by a spiteful and selfish wife, a grim blood feud between the families of two well-to-do Icelandic landowners spirals out of control, claiming lives and property. Widely regarded as the capstone of Icelandic literary achievement, this gripping thirteenth-century saga not only recounts long and costly battles but documents Viking civic and legal institutions as well. It also presents a cogent exposition of Icelandic religious practices amid stirring tales of war and conquest.
The finest English-language version available, this volume includes an informative introduction, editor's notes, and a complete chronology of events.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486443676
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
01/17/2006
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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