Njál's saga

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Penguin Books, 1960 - Fiction - 375 pages
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User Review  - dylkit - LibraryThing

A legal saga with gratuitious violence, revenge,strong characters and what I would call magical realism. It makes me want to visit the site of Njal's farm in Iceland - a country I am fascinated by but only get to pass through . And our cat is now called 'Ragnar Hairy - Breeks' Read full review

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User Review  - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing

This is the best Saga! Got colour, (but perhaps that's due to the footnotes). Characterization, and gives an insight into the curious world of Icelandic law, both civil and criminal during the period ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
9
NOTE ON THE TRANSLATION
33
GENEALOGICAL TABLES
357

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About the author (1960)

- Magnus Magnusson authored more than 30 books, made several TV programs on Iceland and the Vikings, and translated the "Vinland Sagas" and many other sagas into English.
- Mark Harrison has a Bachelor's degree in Medieval Studies from Lancaster University. He is a Curator at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London and has a strong interest in the early medieval world. He lives in Colchester, UK.
- Ian Heath is a highly respected author, currently working on a five-volume project covering the armies of 19th-century Asia. Ian lives in Cambridgeshire
- Keith Durham lives in Northumberland. He has had a lifelong interest in the Vikings and their ships.
- Ren? Chartrand and has been senior curator with Canada's National Historic Sites for nearly three decades, he is now a freelance writer and historical consultant. He lives in Quebec.
The author lives in Glasgow, Scotla

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