The Sagas of Icelanders

(World of the Sagas)

by | Publisher: Allen Lane
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A unique body 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 around the turn of the last millennium, these stories depict ...Continua
Ha scritto il 06/06/11
A good book if you're interested Icelandic culture/history. Some people may find this book a bit repetitive since it involves a lot of killing, revenge killing, raiding, weddings, meetings and feasts. The book doesn't really cover Nordic mythology...Continua

Ha scritto il Dec 26, 2015, 10:48
"The end is all Even now High on the headland Hel stands and waits. Life fades, I must fall And face my own end Not in misery and mourning, But with a man's heart."

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