Comic Sagas and Tales From Iceland download free [PDF and Ebook] by Leifur Eiricksson

Comic Sagas and Tales From Iceland download free [PDF and Ebook] by Leifur Eiricksson year 2013
  • Book name: Comic Sagas and Tales From Iceland
  • Author: Leifur Eiricksson
  • Release date: 2013/9/20
  • Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780140447743
  • Rating: 8.09 of 10
  • Votes: 550
  • Review by: Iliana Baptiste
  • Review rating: 8.95 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/14
  • Total pages: 368
  • Includes a PDF summary of 37 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Icelandic literary culture was one of the richest and most important in the medieval world. Texts that were written in Iceland during this period include Njal's Saga, Egil's Saga, The Vinland Sagas, as well as the Comic Sagas and Tales collected in this volume. Comic Sagas and Tales brings together the finest comic stories from medieval Iceland. 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 Iceland and beyond. Shaped by Iceland's oral culture and their conversion to Christianity, these stories are works of ironic humour and stylistic innovation. In the introduction to these new translations, Vidar Hreinsson examines how the stories satirised old-style sagas while exploiting their classic themes of quests and revenge. This edition also includes a map, glossary, index of characters, suggested further reading and notes.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 22H10M56S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Classic Books & Novels, European History, Contemporary Fiction, Sagas, Literary Studies: Classical, Early & Medieval, Myth & Legend Told As Fiction
  • Available formats: PDF, DOC, DOCX, TXT, WORD, EPUB, CSV, AZW. Compressed in TZO, TAR.7Z, RAR, ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 14.49 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x21mm
  • Weight: 269g
  • Printed by: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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