Comic Sagas and Tales from Iceland

Comic Sagas and Tales from Iceland

Introduction by: Vidar Hreinsson
Editor: Vidar Hreinsson
Notes by: Vidar Hreinsson

Format
Paperback
Price
$17.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140447743
  • 368 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

The capstone volume in Penguin Classics’ celebrated series of Icelandic sagas

Comic Sagas and Tales from Iceland
brings together the very finest Icelandic stories from the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries, a time of civil unrest and social upheaval. With feuding families and moments of grotesque violence, the sagas see such classic mythological figures as murdered fathers, disguised beggars, corrupt chieftains, and avenging sons who do battle with axes, words, and cunning. The tales, meanwhile, follow heroes and comical fools through dreams, voyages, and religious conversions in medieval Iceland and beyond. Shaped by Iceland’s oral culture and its people’s conversion to Christianity, these stories are works of ironic humor and stylistic innovation.

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.
Comic Sagas and Tales from Iceland

Comic Sagas and Tales from Iceland

Introduction by: Vidar Hreinsson, Editor: Vidar Hreinsson, Notes by: Vidar Hreinsson

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