Eyrbyggja Saga
Translated by Hermann Pálsson
and Paul Edwards
     
           
           
   
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Another prominent medieval Icelandic saga. This one mixes wild Gothic
imagination and realism, it dramatizes a thiteenth century view of the past. Its central
figure, Snorri, a man so perplexingly ambiguous that the narrator himself is drawn to
speculate on his motives and a character who brilliantly epitomizes the violent stresses
of his times.

"Of all the various records of Icelandic history and literature, there is non more interesting
than Eyrbyggja Saga' - Sir Walter Scott

This is yet another example of a powerful prose work with an unknown author.

     
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