Icelandic Folktales and Legends
This book of 85 stories from medieval Iceland illustrates a variety of supernatural beliefs concerning elves, gigantic trolls, water monsters, ghosts, wizards, and black magic rites, buried treasure, and religious tales. The stories are intimately linked to the landscape and reflect the hopes, fears, hardships, and preoccupations of everyday life. The translation of each tale is accompanied by an explanatory introduction and notes.
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Crystalline, light-hearted translation and fascinating notes to every tale make this a delight for general readers as well as an indispensable work for reference and research in the area. Read full review
Foreword by Magnus Magnusson
Note on the Second Edition
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