Njal's Saga (Penguin Classics)

Njal's Saga (Penguin Classics)

Written within the 13th century, Njal's Saga is a narrative that explores perennial human problems-from failed marriages to divided loyalties, from the law's lack of ability to lessen human passions to the negative outcomes while respectable women and men are swept up in a tide of violence past their keep an eye on. it's populated by means of memorable and complicated characters like Gunnar of Hlidarendi, a robust warrior with an aversion to killing, and the not-so-villainous Mord Valgardsson. jam-packed with desires, unusual prophecies, violent strength struggles, and fragile peace agreements, Njal's Saga tells the compelling tale of a fifty-year blood feud that, regardless of its distance from us in time and position, is pushed via passions customary to us all.

This Penguin Classics version contains an advent, chronology, index of characters, plot precis, explanatory notes, maps, and recommendations for additional reading.

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