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Grettir's Saga

Translated by Jesse Byock

June 2009

ISBN: 9780192801524

336 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

In Stock

Oxford World's Classics

Price: £9.99

A sweeping epic of the Viking Age, Grettir's Saga follows the life of the outlaw Grettir the Strong as he battles against sorcery, bad luck, and the vengefulness of his enemies. Among the most famous and widely read of Iceland's sagas, this new translation features extensive illustrative material to elucidate the story.

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A sweeping epic of the Viking Age, Grettir's Saga follows the life of the outlaw Grettir the Strong as he battles against sorcery, bad luck, and the vengefulness of his enemies. Among the most famous and widely read of Iceland's sagas, this new translation features extensive illustrative material to elucidate the story.

  • 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.

About the Author(s)

Translated by Jesse Byock, Professor of Old Norse and Medieval Scandinavian Studies, UCLA

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