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Hrafnkel's Saga and Other Icelandic Stories
By Hermann Palsson (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Penguin Classics
Publication date June 1, 1971
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780140442380
ISBN-10 0140442383
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Original list price $14.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Written around the thirteenth century AD by Icelandic monks, the seven tales collected here offer a combination of pagan elements tightly woven into the pattern of Christian ethics. They take as their subjects figures who are heroic, but do not fit into the mould of traditional heroes. Some stories concern characters in Iceland - among them Hrafknel's Saga, in which a poor man's son is murdered by his powerful neighbour, and Thorstein the Staff-Struck, which describes an ageing warrior's struggle to settle into a peaceful rural community. Others focus on the adventures of Icelanders abroad, including the compelling Audun's Story, which depicts a farmhand's pilgrimage to Rome. These fascinating tales deal with powerful human emotions, suffering and dignity at a time of profound transition, when traditional ideals were gradually yielding to a more peaceful pastoral lifestyle.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Hardcover
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With L. Michael Griffel | from Gale / Cengage Learning (February 1, 1982); titled "Schirmer History of Music"
9780028721903 | details & prices | 7.25 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 3.30 lbs | List price $26.00
This edition also contains Schirmer History of Music
About: Schirmer History of Music has been one the standards of music history reference for a very long time and it remains so.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Penguin Classics (June 1, 1971)
9780140442380 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $14.00
About: Written around the thirteenth century AD by Icelandic monks, the seven tales collected here offer a combination of pagan elements tightly woven into the pattern of Christian ethics.

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