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Njal's saga, or, The story of Burnt Njal

Author: George Webbe Dasent, Sir
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2005.
Series: Dover books on anthropology and folklore.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Dover ed
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"Instigated by a spiteful and selfish wife, a grim blood feud between the families of two well-to-do Icelandic landowners spirals out of control, claiming lives and property. Widely regarded as the capstone of Icelandic literary achievement, this gripping thirteenth-century saga not only recounts long and costly battles but documents Viking civic and legal institutions as well. It also presents a cogent exposition  Read more...
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Named Person: Njáll Þorgursson; Njáll Þorgursson
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Webbe Dasent, Sir
ISBN: 0486443671 9780486443676
OCLC Number: 60839442
Notes: "An unabridged republication of The story of Burnt Njal, from the Icelandic of the Njals saga, published by Grant Richards, London, 1900 ... [and] includes the prefatory note, and the introduction, abridged, from the original edition of 1861"--Title page verso.
Description: xxxvii, 358 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: Dover books on anthropology and folklore.
Other Titles: Njáls saga.
Njal's saga
Story of Burnt Njal
Responsibility: translated by Sir George Webbe Dasent.

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"Instigated by a spiteful and selfish wife, a grim blood feud between the families of two well-to-do Icelandic landowners spirals out of control, claiming lives and property. Widely regarded as the capstone of Icelandic literary achievement, this gripping thirteenth-century saga not only recounts long and costly battles but documents Viking civic and legal institutions as well. It also presents a cogent exposition of Icelandic religious practices amid stirring tales of war and conquest."--Back cover.

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