Seven Viking Romances (Penguin Classics)

Seven Viking Romances (Penguin Classics)


Combining conventional fantasy, oral historical past and re-worked eu legend to depict an historic realm of heroism and sweetness, the seven stories gathered listed here are one of the such a lot fantastical of all of the Norse romances. Powerfully encouraged works of Icelandic mind's eye, they relate fascinating, frequently comical stories of recognized kings, tough gods and girls of serious good looks, goodness or crafty. The stories plunder quite a lot of previous literature from Homer to the French romances—as within the story of the wandering hero Arrow-Odd, which mixes numerous older legends, or Egil and Asmund, the place the tale of Odysseus and the Cyclops is skilfully tailored right into a conventional Norse legend. those are one of the such a lot outrageous, pleasant and exhilarating stories in all Icelandic literature.

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