The Saga of the People of Laxardal and Bolli Bollason's Tale

The Saga of the People of Laxardal and Bolli Bollason's Tale

by Anonymous, Keneva Kunz, Bergljot S Kristjansdottir
     
 

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The Penguin Classics list of medieval sagas grows ever more impressive with these two thrilling Norse sagas

One 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

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The Penguin Classics list of medieval sagas grows ever more impressive with these two thrilling Norse sagas

One 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140447750
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/29/2008
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
599,255
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Keneva Kunz is a lecturer in English and applied linguistics at the University of Iceland.

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