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Uniform Title Grettis saga. English.
Title The saga of Grettir the Strong / translated by Bernard Scudder ; edited, with an introduction and notes, by Örnólfur Thorsson.

Imprint London, England ; New York, N.Y. : Penguin, 2005.


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Description xlv, 267 pages : maps ; 20 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Penguin classics
Penguin classics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages xxxix-xlii) and index.
Contents Introduction -- A note on the translation -- The saga of Grettir the Strong -- Notes -- The structure of The saga of Grettir the Strong -- Plot summary -- Family trees: Onund Tree-leg, Thorgrim Grey-head, and Asmund and Asdis -- Social, political, and legal structure -- Glossary -- Maps.
Summary "Composed at the end of the fourteenth century by an unknown author, The Saga of Grettir the Strong is one of the last great Icelandic sagas. It relates the tale of Grettir, an eleventh-century warrior struggling to hold on to the values of a heroic age as they are eclipsed by Christianity and a more pastoral lifestyle. Unable to settle into a community of farmers, Grettir becomes the aggressive scourge of both honest men and evil monsters--until, following a battle with the sinister ghost Glam, he is cursed to endure a life of tortured loneliness away from civilization, fighting giants, trolls, and berserks. A mesmerizing combination of pagan ideals and Christian faith, this is a profoundly moving conclusion to the Golden Age of saga writing."--Back cover.
Language Translated from Old Icelandic.
Subject Grettir Ásmundarson, 996-1031 -- Legends.
Grettir Ásmundarson, 996-1031 -- Romances.
Sagas -- Translations into English.
Genre/Form Folklore.
Added Author Scudder, Bernard, 1954-2007.
Örnólfur Thorsson.
ISBN 9780140447736 : $18.00
0140447733 : $18.00

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