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Njal's Saga - Anonymous, Robert Cook
Njal's Saga
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Written in the thirteenth century, Njal's Saga is a story that explores perennial human problems-from failed marriages to divided loyalties, from the law's inability to curb human passions to the terrible consequences when decent men and women are swept up in a tide of violence beyond their... show more
Written in the thirteenth century, Njal's Saga is a story that explores perennial human problems-from failed marriages to divided loyalties, from the law's inability to curb human passions to the terrible consequences when decent men and women are swept up in a tide of violence beyond their control. It is populated by memorable and complex characters like Gunnar of Hlidarendi, a powerful warrior with an aversion to killing, and the not-so-villainous Mord Valgardsson. Full of dreams, strange prophecies, violent power struggles, and fragile peace agreements, Njal's Saga tells the compelling story of a fifty-year blood feud that, despite its distance from us in time and place, is driven by passions familiar to us all. This Penguin Classics edition includes an introduction, chronology, index of characters, plot summary, explanatory notes, maps, and suggestions for further reading.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140447699 (0140447695)
ASIN: 140447695
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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The Story of Burnt Njal is the most accessible of the Icelandic Sagas. The tale shows how never ending blood feuds were destroying 10th century Iceland and culminates in the death of a good man. Along the way we get tons of violence, murder, and weird prophetic dreams. A great read for any fan of...
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