Egil's Saga (Penguin Classics)

Egil's Saga (Penguin Classics)


Egil's Saga tells the tale of the lengthy and brutal lifetime of tenth-century warrior-poet and farmer Egil Skallagrimsson: a morally ambiguous personality who was once straight away the composer of intricately appealing poetry, and a actual ugly able to mind-blowing brutality. The saga recounts Egil's development from younger savagery to mature knowledge as he struggles to avenge his father's exile from Norway, shield his honour opposed to the Norwegian King Erik Bloodaxe, and struggle for the English King Athelstan in his battles opposed to Scotland. Exploring matters as assorted because the query of loyalty, the ability of poetry, and the connection among brothers who love an analogous girl, Egil's Saga is an interesting depiction of a deeply human character.

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