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The Saga of Grettir the Strong (Penguin Classics), Anonymous
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Author:    Anonymous

Title:   The Saga of Grettir the Strong (Penguin Classics)

Binding:   Paper Back

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Penguin Classics November 2005

ISBN Number:    0140447733 / 9780140447736

Seller ID:   123617

Composed at the end of the fourteenth century by an unknown author, The Saga of Grettir the Strong is one of the last great Icelandic sagas. With a mesmerizing combination of pagan ideals and Christian faith, it relates the tale of Grettir, an eleventh-century warrior struggling to hold on to the values of a heroic age as they are eclipsed by Christianity and a more pastoral lifestyle. Unable to settle into a community of farmers, Grettir becomes the aggressive scourge of both honest men and evil monsters--until, following a battle with the sinister ghost Glam, he is cursed to endure a life of tortured loneliness away from civilization, fighting giants, trolls, and berserks.First time in Penguin ClassicsIncludes genealogical tables, maps, suggestions for further reading, and a note on the translation

Price = 17.00 USD



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