The Sagas of Icelanders: A Selection (Hardcover)
Viking Adult, 9780670889907, 544pp.
Publication Date: April 3, 2000
The Sagas of Icelanders collects a dozen of the most outstanding Sagas, including the celebrated "Vinland Sagas", which contain the oldest descriptions of the North American continent. Much more than rousing adventure narratives, though, the Sagas introduce modern readers to a now-vanished world separated from ours by a thousand years -- a richly imagined and psychologically complex world, comparable in realistic effect with the novelistic genius of Austen or Dickens.