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    Njal's Saga (Classics of World Literature) (Paperback) Introduction by Thorsteinn Gylfason, Translated by Lee M. Hollander, Series edited by Tom Griffith

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    DescriptionNjal's Saga is the finest of the Icelandic sagas, and one of the world's greatest prose works. Written c.1280, about events a couple of centuries earlier, it is divided into three parts: the first recounts the touching friendship between noble Gunnar and the statesman Njal, together with the fatal enmity between their wives. The second part works out the central tragedy of the saga, while the third describes the retribution wrought by Flosi and Kari. The saga is remarkable not only for the details of everyday life - the farming, the feasting and the charcoal-burning - but also for the social structure of the society in which that life took place - the Althing or Parliament, the lawmaking and the lawgiving. The grandeur of the narrative and the beauty and distinction of the characters mark Njal's Saga as an essential text for all who love adventure and great literature.


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    Title
    Njal's Saga
    Authors and contributors
    Introduction by Thorsteinn Gylfason, Translated by Lee M. Hollander, Series edited by Tom Griffith
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781853267857
    ISBN 10: 1853267856
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    DC21: 839.6808
    BISAC V2.8: FIC008000, FIC019000
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    01 December 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Herts