Comic Sagas and Tales from Iceland

by Various Authors, Viðar Hreinsson

Penguin Books Ltd | March 7, 2013 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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Comic Sagas and Tales brings together the very finest Icelandic stories from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries, a time of civil unrest and social upheaval. With feuding families and moments of grotesque violence, the sagas see such classic mythological figures as murdered fathers, disguised beggars, corrupt chieftains and avenging sons do battle with axes, words and cunning. The tales, meanwhile, follow heroes and comical fools through dreams, voyages and religious conversions in medieval Iceland and beyond. Shaped by Iceland's oral culture and their conversion to Christianity, these stories are works of ironic humour and stylistic innovation.

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Published: March 7, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0141975520

ISBN - 13: 9780141975528

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Comic Sagas and Tales from Iceland

by Various Authors, Viðar Hreinsson

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: March 7, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0141975520

ISBN - 13: 9780141975528

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Comic Sagas and Tales brings together the very finest Icelandic stories from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries, a time of civil unrest and social upheaval. With feuding families and moments of grotesque violence, the sagas see such classic mythological figures as murdered fathers, disguised beggars, corrupt chieftains and avenging sons do battle with axes, words and cunning. The tales, meanwhile, follow heroes and comical fools through dreams, voyages and religious conversions in medieval Iceland and beyond. Shaped by Iceland's oral culture and their conversion to Christianity, these stories are works of ironic humour and stylistic innovation.
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