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The Resource Comic sagas and tales from Iceland, edited with an introduction and notes by Viðar Hreinsson

Comic sagas and tales from Iceland, edited with an introduction and notes by Viðar Hreinsson

Label
Comic sagas and tales from Iceland
Title
Comic sagas and tales from Iceland
Statement of responsibility
edited with an introduction and notes by Viðar Hreinsson
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • non
  • eng
Summary
"Comic Sagas and Tales from Iceland brings together the very finest Icelandic stories from the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries, a time of civil unrest and social upheaval. With feuding families and moments of grotesque violence, the sagas see such classic mythological figures as murdered fathers, disguised beggars, corrupt chieftains, and avenging sons who do battle with axes, words, and cunning. The tales, meanwhile, follow heroes and comical fools through dreams, voyages, and religious conversions in medieval Iceland and beyond. Shaped by Iceland's oral culture and its people's conversion to Christianity, these stories are works of ironic humor and stylistic innovation"--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
839.63008
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PT7262.E5
LC item number
C65 2013
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Penguin classics
Label
Comic sagas and tales from Iceland, edited with an introduction and notes by Viðar Hreinsson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The saga of the sworn brothers -- Olkofri's saga -- The saga of the confederates -- The saga of Havard of Isafjord -- The saga of Ref the sly -- Hreidar's tale -- The tale of Thorleif, the earl's poet -- The tale of Thorstein shiver -- The tale of sarcastic Halli
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxviii, 329 pages
Isbn
9780140447743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn870716278
Label
Comic sagas and tales from Iceland, edited with an introduction and notes by Viðar Hreinsson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The saga of the sworn brothers -- Olkofri's saga -- The saga of the confederates -- The saga of Havard of Isafjord -- The saga of Ref the sly -- Hreidar's tale -- The tale of Thorleif, the earl's poet -- The tale of Thorstein shiver -- The tale of sarcastic Halli
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxviii, 329 pages
Isbn
9780140447743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn870716278

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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