Gisli Sursson's Saga and the Saga of the People of Eyri

Gisli Sursson's Saga and the Saga of the People of Eyri

ISBN: 0140447725

ISBN 13: 9780140447729

Publication Date: September 25, 2003

Publisher: Penguin Classics

Pages: 320

Format: Paperback

Authors: Martin Regal, Martin Regal, Judy Quinn

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These sagas recount fierce feuds in which honour is fought for, sacrifice is demanded, and blood is shed. The fate of the characters at the centre of each saga, however, is very different. Gisli is a traditional Viking-age hero who is determined to exact revenge at any cost and whose death is tragic when it comes. In contrast his nephew, Snorri, represents a new generation and acts to strengthen the new social order. Taken together these sagas reveal the richness and variety of the saga tradition.

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