Eyrbyggja Saga

Paperback | June 6, 1989

byPaul AnonymousTranslated byHermann Palsson, Paul Edwards

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An Icelandic saga which mixes realism with wild gothic imagination and history with eerie tales of hauntings. It dramatizes a 13th century view of the past, from the pagan anarchy of the Viking age to the settlement of Iceland, the coming of Christianity and the beginnings of organized society.

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An Icelandic saga which mixes realism with wild gothic imagination and history with eerie tales of hauntings. It dramatizes a 13th century view of the past, from the pagan anarchy of the Viking age to the settlement of Iceland, the coming of Christianity and the beginnings of organized society.For more than seventy years, Penguin has b...

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Eyrbyggja Saga is prominent in the great group of medieval Icelandic sagas that Magnus Magnusson has called ’historical novels – the first novels to be written in Europe’.Mixing realism with wild Gothic imagination, history with eerie tales of hauntings, it dramatizes a thirteenth-century view of the past, from the pagan anarchy of the...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.7 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:June 6, 1989Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140445307

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Table of Contents

Eyrbyggja Saga Introduction
Note on the Translation
List of Characters

1. Ketil Flat-Nose
2. Bjorn is outlawed
3. Thorolf Mostur-Beard
4. Thorolf goes to Iceland
5. In the Hebrides
6. Bjorn goes to Iceland
7. Other settlers
8. Thorolf Twist-Foot
9. Desecration
10. Terms of Settlement
11. Thorstein Cod-Biter dies
12. A new generation
13. Snorri travels to Norway
14. Snorri wins Helgafell
15. Snorri the Priest
16. Gunnlaug's mishap
17. Illugi the Black
18. Hostilities
19. After the fight
20. Sorcerers put to death
21. Arnkel's advice
22. Exile
23. Insults
24. Eirik the Red
25. The Swedish berserks
26. Attempt on Snorri's life
27. Thorgerd gets help
28. The end of the berserks
29. A love affair
30. Thorolf Twist-Foot
31. Arson
32. Ulfar is killed
33. Thorolf Twist-Foot dies
34. Thorolf's ghost
35. New troubles
36. Attempt on Arnkel's life
37. Arnkel is killed
38. Settlement
39. A new dispute
40. Bjorn comes back to Iceland
41. A marriage offer
42. Attempt on Arnbjorn's life
43. The price of a slave
44. The Battle of Alfta Fjord
45. The Battle of Vigra Fjord
46. Settlement
47. Attempt on Bjorn's life
48. To Greenland
49. Christianity in Iceland
50. Thorgunna
51. Thorgunna dies
52. An omen
53. The hauntings begin
54. More ghosts
55. The ghosts are banished
56. Snorri's enemies
57. Ospak
58. Fighting
59. More looting
60. Thorir is killed
61. Alf and Snorri
62. The criminals are killed
63. Thorolf comes back from the dead
64. In the New World
65. Snorri's descendants
Glossary of Personal Names
Bibliographical Notes
Map of West Coast of Iceland