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Egil's Saga
by Svanhildur Oskarsdottir and Snorri Sturluson and Bernard Scudder


Overview - Egil's Saga tells the story of the long and brutal life of tenth-century warrior-poet and farmer Egil Skallagrimsson: a morally ambiguous character who was at once the composer of intricately beautiful poetry, and a physical grotesque capable of staggering brutality.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Egil's Saga tells the story of the long and brutal life of tenth-century warrior-poet and farmer Egil Skallagrimsson: a morally ambiguous character who was at once the composer of intricately beautiful poetry, and a physical grotesque capable of staggering brutality. The saga recounts Egil's progression from youthful savagery to mature wisdom as he struggles to avenge his father's exile from Norway, defend his honour against the Norwegian King Erik Bloodaxe, and fight for the English King Athelstan in his battles against Scotland. Exploring issues as diverse as the question of loyalty, the power of poetry, and the relationship between two brothers who love the same woman, Egil's Saga is a fascinating depiction of a deeply human character.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780140447705
  • ISBN-10: 0140447709
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA Inc.
  • Publish Date: April 2005
  • Page Count: 243
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.72 x 5.08 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.48 pounds

Series: Penguin Classics

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