Njal's Saga by Iceland

"Njal's Saga" is an epic 13th-century Icelandic tale that explores themes of honor, friendship, love, and revenge. The narrative revolves around two friends, Njal and Gunnar, and the complex, often violent, feuds between their families. The saga is renowned for its realistic depiction of the Viking age, including its legal system, social norms, and ethos. The saga is also unique in its exploration of Christian and pagan beliefs, as it was set during the time when Christianity was taking root in Iceland.

The 1576th greatest book of all time


Published
1280
Nationality
Icelandic
Type
Fiction
Pages
300-400
Words
159,000
Original Language
Old Norse

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