Gisli Sursson's Saga and the Saga of the people of Eyri (Audiobook on CD, 2005) [WorldCat.org]
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Gisli Sursson's Saga and the Saga of the people of Eyri

Author: Vésteinn Ólason; Martin S Regal; Judy Quinn
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2005.
Series: Penguin classics.; World of the sagas.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
Summary:
Based on oral tales that originated in historical events in tenth-century Iceland, these two sagas follow the fate of a powerful Viking family across two generations, from its early Norwegian ancestry through fierce battles to defend its honour. "Gisli Sursson's Saga" is a story of forbidden love and divided loyalties, in which the heroic Gisli vows to avenge the murder of his 'sworn brother' and sets in motion a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Vésteinn Ólason; Martin S Regal; Judy Quinn
OCLC Number: 60422413
Notes: Originally published: London; New York : Penguin Books, ©1997.
Description: 1 audio disc ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Gisli Sursson's Saga --
Saga of the people of Eyri --
Notes --
Reference section --
Family ties in the Saga of the people of Eyri --
Structure and feuds in The Saga of the people of Eyri --
Historical events linked to the Sagas --
Chronology of Gisli Sursson's Saga --
Social, political and legal structures --
Farm --
Early Icelandic literature --
Glossary.
Series Title: Penguin classics.; World of the sagas.
Other Titles: Saga of the people of Eyri
Responsibility: with an introduction and notes by Vésteinn Ólason ; [translators, Martin S. Regal and Judy Quinn].

Abstract:

Based on oral tales that originated in historical events in tenth-century Iceland, these two sagas follow the fate of a powerful Viking family across two generations, from its early Norwegian ancestry through fierce battles to defend its honour. "Gisli Sursson's Saga" is a story of forbidden love and divided loyalties, in which the heroic Gisli vows to avenge the murder of his 'sworn brother' and sets in motion a chain of bloody events that culminate in tragedy. "The Saga of the People of Eyri" continues the story with Snorri, a cunning leader of the next generation, who uses his intellect to restore social order ... these tales reveal the richness of the saga tradition and present a ... record of a society moving from ruthless individualism to a Christian ethic of reconciliation and order. These clear, contemporary translations are accompanied by an introduction giving the historical and literary background to the sagas. [It] also includes appendices on social and political structures and early Icelandic literature, notes.-Back cover

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