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The Icelandic sagas, composed between the twelfth and the nineteenth centuries, are one of the world's great literary treasures. After an extended and lively introduction to the genre, Ralph O'Connor provides new translations for five of the greatest of these sagas. We encounter a humble Icelandic scholar dreaming of a Viking past, a royal adventurer evading the horrible lusts of troll-women, a demon popping out of a lavatory, the death spasms of the old Northern gods and unnatural acts in Muslim Germany. The sagas are evocatively illustrated by Anne O'Connor.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780752419527
ISBN-10: 0752419528
Format: Paperback
(241mm x 171mm x 19mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: NPI Media Group
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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