Egil's Saga (Penguin Classics)

Egil's Saga (Penguin Classics)


Egil's Saga tells the tale of the lengthy and brutal lifetime of tenth-century warrior-poet and farmer Egil Skallagrimsson: a morally ambiguous personality who used to be immediately the composer of intricately attractive poetry, and a actual gruesome in a position to excellent brutality. The saga recounts Egil's development from younger savagery to mature knowledge as he struggles to avenge his father's exile from Norway, protect his honour opposed to the Norwegian King Erik Bloodaxe, and struggle for the English King Athelstan in his battles opposed to Scotland. Exploring matters as various because the query of loyalty, the facility of poetry, and the connection among brothers who love an identical lady, Egil's Saga is an engaging depiction of a deeply human character.

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