The Sagas of Icelanders: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Various

The Sagas of Icelanders: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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Book Title
The Sagas of Icelanders: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Author
Various
ISBN
9780141000039
A unique body of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world's greatest literary treasures--as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, as engagingly human as Shakespeare. 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, who ventured further west--to Greenland and, ultimately, 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.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: VariousPublisher: Penguin GroupPublished: 03/01/2001ISBN: 9780141000039Pages: 848Weight: 1.96lbsSize: 8.44h x 5.70w x 2.23dReview Citations: New York Review of Books 12/20/2001 pg. 32New York Review of Books 05/23/2002 pg. 59
A unique body of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world's greatest literary treasures--as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, as engagingly human as Shakespeare. 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, who ventured further west--to Greenland and, ultimately, 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.


Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Various
Publisher: Penguin Group
Published: 03/01/2001
ISBN: 9780141000039
Pages: 848
Weight: 1.96lbs
Size: 8.44h x 5.70w x 2.23d

Review Citations: New York Review of Books 12/20/2001 pg. 32
New York Review of Books 05/23/2002 pg. 59
A unique body of medieval literature, the Sagas rank with the world's greatest literary treasures--as epic as Homer, as deep in tragedy as Sophocles, as engagingly human as Shakespeare. 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, who ventured further west--to Greenland and, ultimately, 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.


Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Various
Publisher: Penguin Group
Published: 03/01/2001
ISBN: 9780141000039
Pages: 848
Weight: 1.96lbs
Size: 8.44h x 5.70w x 2.23d

Review Citations: New York Review of Books 12/20/2001 pg. 32
New York Review of Books 05/23/2002 pg. 59