The Sagas of Icelanders: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition

Penguin Classics - Set around the turn of the last millennium, these stories depict with an astonishingly modern realism the lives and deeds of the Norse men and women who first settled Iceland and of their descendants, ultimately, who ventured further west--to Greenland and, the coast of North America itself. The ten sagas and seven shorter tales in this volume include the celebrated "Vinland Sagas, " which recount Leif Eiriksson's pioneering voyage to the New World and contain the oldest descriptions of the North American continent.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Sagas of Icelanders: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition - A unique body of medieval literature, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, the Sagas rank with the world's greatest literary treasures--as epic as Homer, as engagingly human as Shakespeare.





Njal's Saga Penguin Classics

Penguin Classics - This penguin classics edition includes an introduction, maps, explanatory notes, plot summary, index of characters, chronology, and suggestions for further reading. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Full of dreams, and fragile peace agreements, despite its distance from us in time and place, Njal's Saga tells the compelling story of a fifty-year blood feud that, strange prophecies, violent power struggles, is driven by passions familiar to us all.

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. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Njal's Saga Penguin Classics - . Penguin Classics. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. 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.





The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology Penguin Classics

Penguin Classics - Its tales are peopled by giants, dwarves, and elves, superhuman heroes and indomitable warrior queens. Its time scale spans the eons from the world’s creation to its violent end. Its gods live with the tragic knowledge of their own impending destruction in the cataclysmic battle of Ragnarok. Penguin Classics.

. The prose edda Tales from Norse Mythology. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. This robust new translation captures the magisterial sweep and startling psychological complexity of the Old Icelandic original.

The Prose Edda: Norse Mythology Penguin Classics - For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Written in iceland a century after the close of the Viking Age, The Prose Edda is the source of most of what we know of Norse mythology.





The Saga of the Volsungs: With the Saga of Ragnar Lothbrok Hackett Classics

Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. - The prose edda Tales from Norse Mythology. Together the two sagas recount the story of seven generations of a single legendary heroic family and comprise our best source of traditional lore about its members—including, Brynhild the Valkyrie, among others, the dragon-slayer Sigurd, and the Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok.

. From the translator of the bestselling Poetic Edda Hackett, 2015 comes a gripping new rendering of two of the greatest sagas of Old Norse literature. Penguin Classics.





The Poetic Edda: Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes Hackett Classics

Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. - The poems of the poetic edda have waited a long time for a Modern English translation that would do them justice. The prose edda Tales from Norse Mythology. Here it is at last Odin be praised! and well worth the wait. These amazing texts from a 13th-century icelandic manuscript are of huge historical, mythological and literary importance, containing the lion's share of information that survives today about the gods and heroes of pre-Christian Scandinavians, their unique vision of the beginning and end of the world, etc.

Hackett. Jackson crawford's modern versions of these poems are authoritative and fluent and often very gripping. With their individual headnotes and complementary general introduction, motivations, they supply today's readers with most of what they need to know in order to understand and appreciate the beliefs, and values of the Vikings.

The Poetic Edda: Stories of the Norse Gods and Heroes Hackett Classics - Dick ringler, professor emeritus of English and Scandinavian Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Penguin Classics.





Independent People

Vintage - The prose edda Tales from Norse Mythology. From the nobel prize-winning icelandic author, a magnificent, clever, epic novel—"funny, sardonic and brilliant" Annie Proulx—at last available to contemporary American readers. Set in the early twentieth century, Independent People recalls both Iceland's medieval epics and such classics as Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter.

Penguin Classics. Hackett. If bjartur of summerhouses, his flinty determination to achieve independence is genuinely heroic and, the book's protagonist, is an ordinary sheep farmer, at the same time, terrifying and bleakly comic. Having spent eighteen years in humiliating servitude, Bjartur wants nothing more than to raise his flocks unbeholden to any man.

Independent People - But bjartur's spirited daughter wants to live unbeholden to him. What ensues is a battle of wills that is by turns harsh and touching, elemental in its emotional intensity and intimate in its homely detail. Vast in scope and deeply rewarding, Independent People is a masterpiece.





The Poetic Edda Oxford World's Classics

Oxford University Press - Hackett. She sees, an eagle soars above them, coming up a second time, eternally green;the waterfalls plunge, Earth from the ocean, over the mountain hunting fish. After the terrible conflagration of Ragnarok, the earth rises serenely again from the ocean, and life is renewed. New in this revised translation are the quest-poem The Lay of Svipdag and The Waking of Angantyr, in which a girl faces down her dead father to retrieve his sword.

Comic, grandiose, witty and profound, tragic, instructive, the poems of the Edda have influenced artists from Wagner to Tolkien and a new generation of video-game and film makers. About the series: for over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe.

The Poetic Edda Oxford World's Classics - The prose edda Tales from Norse Mythology. The poetic edda begins with the Seeress's Prophecy which recounts the creation of the world, and looks forward to its destruction and rebirth. The one-eyed odin, red-bearded thor, sigurd the dragon-Slayer, Loki the trickster, Brynhild the shield-maiden, the lovely goddesses and the giants who are their enemies walk beside the heroic Helgi, and the implacable Gudrun.

Oxford university Press, USA. Each affordable volume reflects oxford's commitment to scholarship, helpful notes to clarify the text, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, including expert introductions by leading authorities, and much more.

Penguin Classics. In this great collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry, the exploits of gods and humans are related.





The Age of the Vikings

Princeton University Press - Hackett. The prose edda Tales from Norse Mythology. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. The vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by myth. University Press Group Ltd. He not only explains the viking attacks, literature, and colonization, but also looks at Viking endeavors in commerce, and reveals how Viking arts, discovery, politics, and religious thought evolved in ways unequaled in the rest of Europe.

But they also settled peacefully and traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships to explore. The age of the vikings tells the full story of this exciting period in history. Penguin Classics. Oxford university Press, USA. Drawing on a wealth of written, visual, and archaeological evidence, Anders Winroth captures the innovation and pure daring of the Vikings without glossing over their destructive heritage.

The Age of the Vikings - The age of the vikings sheds new light on the complex society, culture, and legacy of these legendary seafarers.





The Saga of the Volsungs Penguin Classics

Penguin Classics - Penguin Classics. Yet the saga is set in a very human world, incorporating oral memories of the fourth and fifth centuries, when Attila the Hun and other warriors fought on the northern frontiers of the Roman empire. The prose edda Tales from Norse Mythology. In his illuminating Introduction Jesse L. One of the great books of world literature--an unforgettable tale of jealousy, unrequited love, greed, and vengeance.

University Press Group Ltd. Oxford university Press, USA. R. R. With its ill-fated rhinegold, and the magic ring of power, the sword reforged, the saga resembles the Nibelungenlied and has been a primary source for such fantasy writers as J. Tolkien and for Richard Wagner's Ring cycle. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world.

The Saga of the Volsungs Penguin Classics - Byock links the historical Huns, Burgundians, and Goths with the extraordinary events of this Icelandic saga. Hackett. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Penguin Books.





Heimskringla: History of the Kings of Norway

University of Texas Press - Beginning with the dim prehistory of the mythical gods and their descendants, Heimskringla recounts the history of the kings of Norway through the reign of Olaf Haraldsson, who became Norway's patron saint. University Press Group Ltd. Once found in most homes and schools and still regarded as a national treasure, Heimskringla influenced the thinking and literary style of Scandinavia over several centuries.

Penguin Classics. Oxford university Press, USA. Hackett. Penguin Books. The prose edda Tales from Norse Mythology. University of Texas Press.





The Little Book of Tourists in Iceland: Tips, tricks, and what the Icelanders really think of you

Little Books Publishing - Among the topics addressed in this book:• why now? - reasons for the tourism boom in iceland• the impact of tourism on iceland’s housing market, pollution, promiscuity, refusal to bail out banks, incest app, search and rescue operations, or not - all about the endless debate• How the locals really feel about the tourist invasion • The truth about those Iceland myths: jailed bankers, disgusting food …… and much, health care system, and the physical impact of tourism • Taxing tourists, believing in elves, law enforcement, seriously irk the Icelanders • Crazy stories of tourists in Iceland• The environmental footprint: depletion of natural resources, and more• Klondike fever in the Icelandic tourism industry• Touring Iceland and staying safe: the main dangers of travel in Iceland• Out driving: essential things to keep in mind on Iceland’s roads• What they think of us: complaints that tourists of different nationalities have about Iceland and Icelanders• What we think of them: tourist behaviours that really, much more.

This book provides a unique insight into the social and environmental impact that tourism is having on Iceland, and with wit and intelligence offers invaluable tips for touring safely, responsibly, and in harmony with the locals. Penguin Books. University Press Group Ltd. Oxford university Press, USA. Hackett.

The Little Book of Tourists in Iceland: Tips, tricks, and what the Icelanders really think of you - The prose edda Tales from Norse Mythology.