Seven Viking Romances
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Seven Viking Romances by Hermann Palsson
Book DescriptionCombining traditional myth, oral history and re-worked European legend to depict an ancient realm of heroism and wonder, the seven tales collected here are among the most fantastical of all the Norse romances. Powerfully inspired works of Icelandic imagination, they relate intriguing, often comical tales of famous kings, difficult gods and women of great beauty, goodness or cunning. The tales plunder a wide range of earlier literature from Homer to the French romances as in the tale of the wandering hero Arrow-Odd, which combines several older legends, or Egil and Asmund, where the story of Odysseus and the Cyclops is skilfully adapted into a traditional Norse legend. These are among the most outrageous, delightful and exhilarating tales in all Icelandic literature.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140444742
(198mm x 129mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Sep-1985
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Hermann Palsson
Eyrbyggja Saga, Paperback (January 1989)
Presents an Icelandic saga which mixes realism with gothic imagination and history with tales of hauntings. This title dramatizes a 13th century view of the past, from the pagan anarchy of the Viking age to the settlement of Iceland, the coming of Christianity and the beginnings of organized society.
Orkneyinga Saga, Paperback (April 1981)View all books by Hermann Palsson
This is the story of the Orkneymen of Norwegian extraction who established an Earldom of Norway in the Northern Scottish Isles a thousand years ago, and whose descendants held sway over the Hebrides and Northern Mainland of Scotland for several centuries.
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Author Biography - Hermann Palsson
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