Njal's Saga - Penguin version

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The most famous Icelandic saga of them all: Brennu-Njáls saga. This saga is extremely long and complex, featuring a dizzying array of characters and storylines. We hope this video will give you a sense of the intricate way in which the saga weaves all these narrative threads together to produce a masterpiece of epic proportions.

Two of the best female characters in Icelandic literature are featured in this Saga in Hallgerður Langbrók and Bergþóra Skarphéðinsdóttir. These women were nothing less than badasses and while the thick Vikings were hammering each other with rusty swords like idiots, the women were scheming and playing the political game behind the scenes.

This Penguin Classics edition includes an introduction, chronology, index of characters, plot summary, explanatory notes, maps, and suggestions for further reading.


Pages: 384. Soft Cover.