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Comic Sagas and Tales from Iceland (Penguin Classics)
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Author Name:    Hreinsson, Vidar

Title:   Comic Sagas and Tales from Iceland (Penguin Classics)

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Penguin Classics 

ISBN Number:   0140447741 / 9780140447743

Seller ID:   ING9780140447743

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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.

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