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The sagas of Icelanders : a selection

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2001.
Series: World of the sagas.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a collection of Viking "sagas" to commemorate the adventures of the people who first settled Iceland, and then explored Greenland and North America.
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sagas of Icelanders.
New York : Penguin Books, 2001
(OCoLC)681064625
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
ISBN: 0141000031 9780141000039
OCLC Number: 46593833
Notes: "First published in the United States of America by Viking Penguin ... 2000"--Title page verso.
"The sagas and tales in this book are reprinted from the Complete sagas of Icelanders I-V, published 1997 by Leifur Eiríksson Publishing, Iceland, with minor alterations"--Page [lviii].
Description: lxvi, 782 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Egil's saga / (trans. Bernard Scudder) --
The saga of the people of Vatnsdal / (trans. Andrew Wawn) --
The saga of the people of Laxardal / (trans. Keneva Kunz) --
Bolli Bollason's tale / (trans. Keneva Kunz) --
The saga of Hrafnkel Frey's Godi / (trans. Terry Gunnell) --
The saga of the confederates / (trans. Ruth C. Ellison) --
Gisli Sursson's saga / (trans. Martin S. Regal) --
The saga of Gunnlaug serpent-tongue / (trans. Katrina C. Attwood) --
The saga of Ref the Sly / (trans. George Clark) --
The Vinland sagas : The saga of the Greenlanders / (trans. Keneva Kunz) ; Eirik the Red's saga / (trans. Keneva Kunz) --
The tale of Thorstein Staff-struck / (trans. Anthony Maxwell) --
The tale of Halldor Snorrason II / (trans. Terry Gunnell) --
The tale of sarcastic Halli / (trans. George Clark) --
The tale of Thorstein Shiver / (trans. Anthony Maxwell) --
The tale of Audun from the West Fjords (trans. Anthony Maxwell) --
The tale of the story-wise Icelander / (trans. Anthony Maxwell).
Series Title: World of the sagas.
Other Titles: Complete sagas of Icelanders, including 49 tales.
Responsibility: preface by Jane Smiley ; introduction by Robert Kellogg.

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