Author: Dasent, Sir George Webbe, Translated by
Country: New York
Year Published: 2005
No. of pages: 358
Illustrations: 0 Color Illustrations. 0 B&W Illustrations.
Size: 8 1/2”x 5”
Based on historical events in Iceland, this saga describes a 50-year feud from its violent beginnings to its tragic end. The narrative is of a world in which justice means vengeance, and centers loosely upon the prophetic Njal Thorgeirsson who, with his family is finally burnt alive in his home by a league of enemies. A spiteful, selfish wife instigates the grim blood feud between the families of two well-to-do Icelandic landowners. As it spirals out of control, the long and costly battle claims lives and property. Widely regarded as the capstone of Icelandic literary achievement, this gripping 13th-century saga documents Viking civic and legal institutions. Includes Iceland chronology.