Iceland: land of the sagas

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Harry N Abrams Incorporated, 1990 - Travel - 159 pages
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Review: Iceland: Land of the Sagas

User Review  - Fred Rose - Goodreads

A lovely book and a nice introduction to the Sagas. Read it in preparation for travel to Iceland, it was a recommendation from Icelandic descendants. Beautiful photographs. I like the sagas connection to real places that just there in the countryside. Those old Vikings were tough birds. Read full review

Review: Iceland: Land of the Sagas

User Review  - Lillian Carl - Goodreads

A book comparing Iceland's dramatic landscape with the stories told in its sagas, with lots of photographs capturing that stark but compelling beauty. Some of the statistics are a bit out of date, but it's a good introduction to Iceland. Read full review

Contents

OF MONKS AND VIKINGS
12
OF HORSES AND PUFFINS
40
LEAVES OF VELLUM 72 AND THE CLIFFS OF DRANGEY
72
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About the author (1990)

David Roberts, Reader in German at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, is coeditor of the journal "Thesis Eleven," He is the author of "The Indirections of Desire: Hamlet in Goethe's "Wilhelm Meister"" (1980) and other books.

Jon Krakauer is a part-time mountaineer and a full-time writer. He is a contributing editor at Outside magazine and writes for many national magazines and newspapers. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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