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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. 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. Full of dreams, strange prophecies, violent power struggles, and fragile peace agreements, Njal's Saga tells the compelling story of a fifty-year blood feud that, despite its distance from us in time and place, is driven by passions familiar to us all. This Penguin Classics edition includes an introduction, chronology, index of characters, plot summary, explanatory notes, maps, and suggestions for further reading.

Translated and edited by Robert Cook.

About the Author

Robert Cook, born and raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, was educated at Princeton, Zurich, and Johns Hopkins and taught English medieval literature at Tulane University in New Orleans for twenty-seven years. In 1990 he moved to Reykjavik to serve as professor of English literature at the University of Iceland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140441031
Translator:
Magnusson, Magnus
Introduction:
Palsson, Hermann
Author:
Magnusson, Magnus
Author:
Cook, Robert
Author:
Palsson, Hermann
Author:
Anonymous
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
London, England :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Sagas
Subject:
Fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Series:
Penguin classics
Series Volume:
no. 55
Publication Date:
19601030
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English.
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
7.78x5.05x.75 in. .55 lbs.

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