Sagas

Nibelungenlied

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Anonymous


The Nibelungenlied, translated as The Song of the Nibelungs, is an epic poem in Middle High German. The story tells of dragon-slayer Siegfri…

The Mabinogion, Volume 1

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Anonymoustranslated Bycharlotte Guest


Sample a moment of magic realism from the Red Book of Hergest:On one side of the river he saw a flock of white sheep, and on the other a flo…

The Elder Edda (Bray Translation)

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Sæmund Sigfusson


The Elder or Poetic Edda is a collection of Old Norse poems dating from the thirteenth century CE. Though no two translators or editors seem…

The Prose Edda (Brodeur Translation)

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Snorri Sturleson


Also known as the Younger Edda or Snorri's Edda, the Prose Edda is a three-part work composed or at least compiled by thirteenth-century Ice…

Cañas y barro

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Vicente Blasco Ibáñez


Cañas y barro relata la historia de una de las familias más importantes de La Abufera valenciana. Generación tras gene…

Kalevala, The Land of the Heroes (Kirby translation)

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Elias Lönnrot


The Kalevala is a 19th-century work of epic poetry compiled by Elias Lönnrot from Karelian and Finnish oral folklore and mythology. It…

The Saga of Gunnlaug the Worm-Tongue and Raven the Skald

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Anonymoustranslated Bywilliam Morris


A tale from Iceland, 800 years ago. In a dream of quarrels and death The birth of fair Helga is told Cross the north seas ventured for fame …

Los Eddas

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Sæmund Sigfusson


Los Eddas son colecciones de historias relacionadas con la mitología nórdica. Con este nombre se conocen dos recopilaciones li…

With Cortez in Mexico, or By Right of Conquest

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G. A. Henty


In perhaps the most audacious military enterprise in the history of human conquest, Cortez, with only a few hundred men, conquered a civili…

The Story of Rolf and the Viking's Bow

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Allen French


Rolf, a youth in early Christian Iceland, loses first his father, then his property, and finally his freedom to the schemes of a greedy neig…

In Chancery (Forsyte Saga Vol. 2)

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John Galsworthy


'The Forsyte Saga' is the story of a wealthy London family stretching from the eighteen-eighties until the nineteen-twenties. In Chancery is…

Amadis of Gaul

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Vasco De Lobeira


Amadis of Gaul (Amadís de Gaula, in Spanish) was not the first, but certainly one of the best known knight-errantry tales of the 16th…

The Kalevala: the Epic Poem of Finland (Crawford Translation)

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Elias Lönnrot


This is the epic of Finland. It is the combined folk tales of the Finnish nation starting with the birth of the world from the egg of a seab…

The Fall of the Nibelungs

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Unknowntranslated Bymargaret Armour


"The Fall of the Nibelungs" is Margaret Armour's plain prose translation from the middle high German of the "Nibelungenlied&q…

Die Ahnen - Das Nest der Zaunkönige

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Gustav Freytag


„Im Nest der Zaunkönige liegt der Hauptteil des Herrenbesitzes um die Drei Gleichen, Vorberge des Thüringer Waldes bis in die N&au…

Finnish Legends

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R. Eivind


One dark winter's day in the north of Finland, Father Mikko seeks shelter in an isolated cabin till a storm abates. After dinner the family …

The Frithiof Saga

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Ferdinand Schmidt


Iceland is the home of the Saga, a form of literature which includes the telling of the story of a hero’s life and adventures in a fixed, re…

The History of Miss Betsy Thoughtless, Vol. 3

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Eliza Haywood


Betsy Thoughtless is about marriage, rather than dealing with courtship and thus differs from the type of domestic writing that would develo…

The Norwegian Fairy Book

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Klara Stroebe


These Norwegian tales of elemental mountain, forest and sea spirits, have been handed down by hinds and huntsmen, wood choppers and fisher f…

The World’s Story Volume VIII: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, Greenland and …

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Eva March Tappan


This is the eighth volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art, edited by Eva March T…

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