Download the sagas of icelanders penguin classics deluxe edition in pdf or read the sagas of icelanders penguin classics deluxe edition in pdf online books in PDF, EPUB and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get the sagas of icelanders penguin classics deluxe edition in pdf book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.



The Sagas Of The Icelanders

Author: Jane Smilely
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0141000031
Size: 48.52 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 1725
Download and Read
Presents a collection of Viking "sagas" to commemorate the adventures of the people who first settled Iceland, and then explored Greenland and North America.

Comic Sagas And Tales From Iceland

Author:
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141975520
Size: 58.36 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 1745
Download and Read
Comic Sagas and Tales brings together the very finest Icelandic stories from the thirteenth to the 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 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 their conversion to Christianity, these stories are works of ironic humour and stylistic innovation.

Sagas Of Warrior Poets

Author: Leifur Eiricksson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141941588
Size: 20.81 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 703
Download and Read
Kormak's Saga, The Saga of Hallfred Troublesome-Poet, The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-Tongue, The Saga of Bjorn, Champion of the Hitardal People, Viglund's Saga Set in the farmsteads of Viking age Iceland at a time when the old ethos of honour and heroic adventure merged with new ideas of romantic infatuation, each of these sagas features poet heroes, complex love triangles, and travels to foreign lands.

The Saga Of Grettir The Strong

Author:
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141937920
Size: 38.45 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 3016
Download and Read
Composed at the end of the fourteenth century by an unknown author, The Saga of Grettir the Strong is one of the last great Icelandic sagas. It relates the tale of Grettir, an eleventh-century warrior struggling to hold on to the values of a heroic age becoming eclipsed by Christianity and a more pastoral lifestyle. Unable to settle into a community of farmers, Grettir becomes the aggressive scourge of both honest men and evil monsters - until, following a battle with the sinister ghost Glam, he is cursed to endure a life of tortured loneliness away from civilisation, fighting giants, trolls and berserks. A mesmerising combination of pagan ideals and Christian faith, this is a profoundly moving conclusion to the Golden Age of the saga writing.

Hrafnkel S Saga And Other Icelandic Stories

Author:
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141961422
Size: 67.69 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 5611
Download and Read
Written around the thirteenth century AD by Icelandic monks, the seven tales collected here offer a combination of pagan elements tightly woven into the pattern of Christian ethics. They take as their subjects figures who are heroic, but do not fit into the mould of traditional heroes. Some stories concern characters in Iceland - among them Hrafknel's Saga, in which a poor man's son is murdered by his powerful neighbour, and Thorstein the Staff-Struck, which describes an ageing warrior's struggle to settle into a peaceful rural community. Others focus on the adventures of Icelanders abroad, including the compelling Audun's Story, which depicts a farmhand's pilgrimage to Rome. These fascinating tales deal with powerful human emotions, suffering and dignity at a time of profound transition, when traditional ideals were gradually yielding to a more peaceful pastoral lifestyle.

The Saga Of The People Of Laxardal And Bolli Bollason S Tale

Author: Leifur Eiricksson
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141917423
Size: 13.68 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 7178
Download and Read
The action of the saga takes place at the end of the tenth century, at about the time Scandinavia was converting from worship of Norse gods to Christianity. A masterpiece of medieval literature, the story focuses on two families — that of Hoskuld, a prominent farmer with several sons, and that of Gudrun, the most beautiful woman ever born in Iceland.

Eirik The Red And Other Icelandic Sagas

Author: Gwyn Jones
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192835307
Size: 44.47 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 2177
Download and Read
Selected by Gwyn Jones - the eminent Celtic scholar - for their excellence and variety, these nine Icelandic sagas include "Hen-Thorir," "The Vapnfjord Men," "Thorstein Staff-Struck," "Hrafnkel the Priest of Prey," "Thidrandi whom the Goddesses Slew," "Authun and the Bear," "Gunnlaug Wormtongue," "King Hrolf and his Champions," and the title piece.

The Cambridge Introduction To The Old Norse Icelandic Saga

Author: Margaret Clunies Ross
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139492640
Size: 51.87 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 1775
Download and Read
The medieval Norse-Icelandic saga is one of the most important European vernacular literary genres of the Middle Ages. This Introduction to the saga genre outlines its origins and development, its literary character, its material existence in manuscripts and printed editions, and its changing reception from the Middle Ages to the present time. Its multiple sub-genres - including family sagas, mythical-heroic sagas and sagas of knights - are described and discussed in detail, and the world of medieval Icelanders is powerfully evoked. The first general study of the Old Norse-Icelandic saga to be written in English for some decades, the Introduction is based on up-to-date scholarship and engages with current debates in the field. With suggestions for further reading, detailed information about the Icelandic literary canon, and a map of medieval Iceland, this book is aimed at students of medieval literature and assumes no prior knowledge of Scandinavian languages.

Iceland Saga

Author: Magnus Magnusson
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 0750981830
Size: 79.16 MB
Format: PDF
View: 431
Download and Read
Magnus Magnusson relates the world-famous Icelandic sagas to the spectacular living landscapes of today, taking the reader on a literary tour of the mountains, valleys, and fjords where the heroes and heroines of the sagas lived out their eventful lives. He also tells the story of the first Viking settler, Ingolfur Anarson.

Orkneyinga Saga

Author: Hermann Pálsson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140443837
Size: 33.34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 3572
Download and Read
A Norse saga recounts the conquest of the northern Scottish isles by the Viking kings of Norway during the ninth century