Laxdæla Saga




Laxdæla Saga
Magnus Magnusson, Hermann Pálsson, 272 pages
Composed by an unknown author (c. 1245) at a time when the Age of Chivalry was in its fullest flower in continental Laxdæla Saga is a dynastic chronicle that sweeps from generation to generation across 150 years of Iceland’s early history. It is best known for the story of Gudrun Osvif’s daughter, the imperious beauty forced to marry her lover’s best friend, who is enshrined forever in the gallery of great tragic-romantic heroines of world literature.


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