A Facinating book of the tales of the Icelanders and how they got there from Scandinavia. Anyone interested in Medieval / European history will want to read this.
"Superb... All my leterate life I have been looking for more English translations of the Sagas... This is a dream come true." Ted Hughes
"A reminder that the Icelandic sagas can hold their own with the literature of the Mediterranean... Here is the poetry of the North Atlantic, a working out of the primary laws of our nature, a testimony to the human spirit's ability not only to endure what fate may send it but to be renewed by the experience." Seamus Hearney
"Fascinating... The Sagas are the literature not only of the island where they were written, but of the whole Western world of their day - undoubtedly one of the greatest contributions made by Nordic culture to world literature." -Jostein Gaarder, author of Sophie's World
"Never really got pulled in and eventually gave up." PBS reader.
Over 700 pages.
Includes Egil's Saga, The Saga of the People of Vatnsdal, Saga of the People of Laxardal, Bolli Bollason's Tale, The Saga of Hrafnkel Frey's Godi, The Saga of the Confederates, Gisli Sursson's Saga, The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-tongue, The Saga of Ref the Sly, The Vinland Sagas, Saga of the Greenlanders, Eirik the Red's Saga.
Tale of Thorstein Staff-struck, Tale of Halldor Snorrason II, Tale of Sarcastic Halli, Tale of Thorstein Shiver, Tale of Audun from the West Fjords, Tale of the Story-wise Icelander.