Norse Sagas

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Norse sagas concern tales of ancient Nordic and Germanic history, detailing early Viking voyages, the battles that took place during these voyages, exotic adventures in foreign lands and the migration to Iceland. These prose sagas were written in the Old Norse language, sharing similarities with epic poetry, telling of heroic deeds of days long gone. The tales offer an endless panorama of pagan chieftains, Viking warriors, historic saints, noble bishops and ordinary men and women, facing human dilemmas that troubled the ancient Scandinavian world. This eBook presents a comprehensive collection of Norse Sagas, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to the sagas
* Concise introductions to the ancient texts
* A generous selection of sagas from four categories: Kings’ Sagas; Sagas of Icelanders; Legendary Sagas; Bishops’ Sagas
* Features many rare sagas appearing in English for the first time in digital publishing, including the Kings’ Saga ‘Sverris saga’
* Includes Frederick York’s rare translations of Bishops’ Sagas
* Images of how the sagas were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Includes seven bonus collections of Norse Sagas
* Special criticism section, with Conrad Hjalmar Nordby’s book evaluating the influence of Old Norse literature on English literature
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres

CONTENTS:

Kings’ Sagas
Sverris saga (Tr. John Sephton)
Heimskringla (Tr. Samuel Laing)
The Saga of Haakon Haakonarson (Tr. James Johnstone)

Sagas of Icelanders
The Story of the Banded Men (Tr. William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon)
Egil’s saga (Tr. W. C. Green)
The Saga of Erik the Red (Tr. John Sephton)
The Saga of the Ere-Dwellers (Tr. William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon)
Færeyinga saga (Tr. F. York Powell)
Gísla saga (Tr. by G. W. DaSent)
Grettis saga (Tr. William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson)
The Saga of Gunnlaug the Worm-Tongue and Rafn the Skald (Tr. William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson)
The Saga of Howard the Halt (Tr. William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson)
The Saga of the Heath Slayings (Tr. William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson)
The Saga of Hrafnkell, Frey’s Priest (Tr. John Coles)
The Saga of Hen-Thorir (Tr. William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson)
The Saga of Cormac the Skald (Tr. W. G. Collingwood and J. Stefansson)
Laurentius saga (Tr. Oliver Elton)
Laxdæla saga (Tr. Muriel A. C. Press)
Njáls saga (Tr. George Dasent)
The Saga of Viga-Glum (Tr. Edmund Head,)
The Saga of Viglund the Fair (Tr. William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon)

Legendary Sagas
Fridthjof’s saga (Tr. Thomas and Martha Holcomb)
The Saga of Hervör and Heidrek (Tr. Nora Kershaw)
Volsunga saga (Tr. William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon)
The Saga of Dietrich of Bern (Tr. M. W. Macdowall)
The Saga of Thorstein, Viking’s Son (Tr. Rasmus B. Anderson)
The Story of Norna-Gest (Tr. Nora Kershaw)
The Tháttur of Sörli (Tr. Nora Kershaw)

Bishops’ Sagas
Hunger-waker (Tr. Frederick York)
Saga of Saint Thorlak (Tr. Frederick York)
Saga of Bishop Paul (Tr. Frederick York)
Saga of John of Holar (Tr. Frederick York)

Collections of Norse Sagas
The Children of Odin: The Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum
In the Days of Giants: A Book of Norse Tales by Abbie Farwell Brown
The Heroes of Asgard: Tales from Scandinavian Mythology by Keary and Keary
Legends of Norseland by Mara L. Pratt-Chadwick and A. Chase
Stories and Ballads of the Far Past, by Nora Kershaw
Told by the Northmen: Stories from the Eddas and Sagas by E. M. Wilmot-Buxton
Viking Tales by Jennie Hall

The Criticism
The Influence of Old Norse Literature on English Literature, by Conrad Hjalmar Nordby

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