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Hrafnkel's Saga and Other Icelandic Stories…

Hrafnkel's Saga and Other Icelandic Stories

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Hrafnkel's Saga
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Hreidar the Fool
Halldor Snorrason
Audun's Story
Ivar's Story

Seven stories written in thirteenth century Iceland. The first three are set in Iceland, and include murder, revenge and law suits. The other four are tales of Icelanders abroad, as they travel to their adventures at foreign courts and their relationships with the kings of Denmark and Norway. All seven are part of a literary tradition of writing realistic stories looking back nostalgically to the Iceland of the 10th and 11th centuries.

My favourite was "Audun's Story", in which a poor farmhand travels to Greenland and buys a polar bear to present to the King of Denmark. ( )
  isabelx | Apr 22, 2011 |
  Czrbr | Jun 7, 2010 |
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INTRODUCTION -- The stories in this volume date from the thirteenth century, the Golden Age of saga writing, and they exemplify the outstanding qualities of realistic fiction in medieval Iceland.
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  • Hrafnkel's Saga
  • Thorsteein the Staff-Struck
  • Ale-Hood
  • Hreidar the Fool
  • Halldor Snorrason
  • Audun's Story
  • Ivar's Story
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