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Published: 11 June 2009

336 Pages | c. 14 black and white maps and illustrations


ISBN: 9780192801524

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Grettir's Saga

Translated by Jesse Byock

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new translation of one of the greatest of the Icelandic sagas, in an edition designed for the modern reader and student to provide a full picture of medieval Icelandic life.
  • Jesse Byock's translation combines great flair and readability with fidelity to the original Icelandic. It includes chapter titles that help readers find their way through the episodic narrative.
  • Visually attractive, wtih extensive maps, genealogies, illustrations, chronology and glossary.
  • Helpful notes, up-to-date bibliography, and thorough introduction exploring the saga in the context of other Icelandic and medieval literature.
  • Grettir's poems specially translated by Russell Poole, specialist in Old Norse skaldic poetry.

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