The Sagas of Icelanders: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

The Sagas of Icelanders: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)


a different physique of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world's maximum literary treasures--as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, as engagingly human as Shakespeare. Set round the flip of the final millennium, those tales depict with an astonishingly glossy realism the lives and deeds of the Norse women and men who first settled Iceland and in their descendants, who ventured extra west--to Greenland and, finally, the coast of North the USA itself.

The ten Sagas and 7 shorter stories during this quantity contain the distinguished "Vinland Sagas," which recount Leif Eiriksson's pioneering voyage to the recent international and include the oldest descriptions of the North American continent.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable via introductions and notes by way of distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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