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Njal's Saga

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Njal's Saga by Leifur Eiricksson
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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 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.

Author Biography

Robert Cook is Professor of English at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik.
Release date NZ
December 6th, 2001
Contributors
Edited by Robert Cook Text by Robert Cook Translated by Robert Cook
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
4 maps, chronology, family trees, 5 line drawings
Imprint
Penguin Classics
Pages
432
Dimensions
129x198x24
ISBN-13
9780140447699
Product ID
1683977

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