Comic Sagas and Tales from Iceland

Comic Sagas and Tales from Iceland

Editor: Vidar Hreinsson
Introduction by: 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.

Comic Sagas and Tales from Iceland

Comic Sagas and Tales from Iceland

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

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