The Saga of Grettir the Strong (Penguin Classics)

The Saga of Grettir the Strong (Penguin Classics)


Composed on the finish of the fourteenth century by means of an unknown writer, The Saga of Grettir the powerful is likely one of the final nice Icelandic sagas. It relates the story of Grettir, an eleventh-century warrior suffering to carry directly to the values of a heroic age changing into eclipsed by means of Christianity and a extra pastoral way of life. not able to settle right into a neighborhood of farmers, Grettir turns into the competitive scourge of either sincere males and evil monsters - until eventually, following a conflict with the sinister ghost Glam, he's cursed to suffer a lifetime of tortured loneliness clear of civilisation, battling giants, trolls and berserks. A mesmerising mix of pagan beliefs and Christian religion, this can be a profoundly relocating end to the Golden Age of the saga writing.

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