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The Pirate: Illustrated By Walter Scott
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The Pirate is set at the end of the seventeenth century, a few decades earlier than the real-life events, on which they are loosely based. The editors of the recent Edinburgh Edition of the novel,... More > Mark Weinstein and Alison Lumsden, convincingly argue that the plot unfurls between July and August 1689, against the back-drop of the Glorious Revolution. By moving events further into the past, Scott was able to portray tension between the native Norse stock of the Northern Isles and the incoming Scots lairds. He is thus able to portray the old order succumbing to the new both locally and nationally.< Less
The Age of Fable By Thomas Bulfinch
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Bulfinch’s Mythology, first published in 1855, is one of the most popular collections of mythology of all time. It consists of three volumes: The Age of Fable, The Age of Chivalry, and Legends... More > of Charlemagne. This is a recording of the tenth edition of the first volume, The Age of Fable. It contains many Greek and Roman myths, including simplified versions of The Iliad and The Odyssey, as well as a selection of Norse and “eastern” myths. Thomas Bulfinch’s goal was to make the ancient myths accessible to a wide audience, and so it is suitable for children.< Less
Tales of Two Countries By Alexander L. Kielland
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Alexander Lange Kielland (1849-1906) was one of the most famous Norwegian authors of the 19th century. Born in Stavanger, Norway, he grew up in a rich merchant family. Even though he was born rich he... More > had a sincere affection for the less fortunate and he treated his workers well when he was a factory owner. He remained a spokesman for the weak and a critic of society throughout his time as a writer. Some believe that he was so much of a realist that he could not deal with new-romantic tendencies in Norwegian literature at the end of the 19th century. But the most probable reason is that he chose to focus on his politic career as a Mayor and later Regional Commissioner. Among his most famous works are the novels Skipper Worse (1882) and Poison (Gift, 1883) and the short story Karen. He was also the author of Garman and Worse (1880), Tales of Two Countries (1891), and Norse Tales and Sketches (1896).< Less
Tales of Two Countries By Alexander L. Kielland
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Alexander Lange Kielland (1849-1906) was one of the most famous Norwegian authors of the 19th century. Born in Stavanger, Norway, he grew up in a rich merchant family. Even though he was born rich he... More > had a sincere affection for the less fortunate and he treated his workers well when he was a factory owner. He remained a spokesman for the weak and a critic of society throughout his time as a writer. Some believe that he was so much of a realist that he could not deal with new-romantic tendencies in Norwegian literature at the end of the 19th century. But the most probable reason is that he chose to focus on his politic career as a Mayor and later Regional Commissioner. Among his most famous works are the novels Skipper Worse (1882) and Poison (Gift, 1883) and the short story Karen. He was also the author of Garman and Worse (1880), Tales of Two Countries (1891), and Norse Tales and Sketches (1896).< Less
Eric Brighteyes By H. Rider Haggard
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Eric Brighteyes by Henry Rider Haggard; Illustrated by Lancelot Speed, published by Longmans in 1890. The Saga of Eric Brighteyes is the title of an epic viking novel, and concerns the adventures of... More > its eponymous principal character in 10th century Iceland. Eric Thorgrimursson (nicknamed 'Brighteyes' for his most notable trait), strives to win the hand of his beloved, Gudruda the Fair. Her father Asmund, a priest of the old Norse gods, opposes the match, thinking Eric a man without prospects. But deadlier by far are the intrigues of Swanhild, Gudruda's half-sister and a sorceress who desires Eric for herself. She persuades the chieftain Ospakar Blacktooth to woo Gudrida, making the two men enemies. Battles, intrigues, and treachery follow. Henry Haggard, the writer of King Solomon's Mines, was an English writer of adventure novels set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a founder of the Lost World literary genre. He was also involved in agricultural reform around the British Empire.< Less
Mythology of the Norsemen By Peter Ohs
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Most of the existing records on Norse mythology date from the 11th to 18th century, having gone through more than two centuries of oral preservation. Undoubtedly Northern mythology has exercised a... More > deep influence upon our customs, laws, and language. There also has been a great unconscious inspiration flowing from these into English literature. The most distinctive traits of this mythology are a peculiar grim humor, to be found in the religion of no other race.< Less
Long Branches: Runes of the Younger Futhark By Ann Groa Sheffield
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"Long Branches" places the Younger Futhark - the runes of the Viking Age - in their historical and cultural context. Neither magical guide nor academic treatise, “Long Branches”... More > investigates the meanings of this set of sixteen runes used throughout Scandinavia. Author Ann Gróa Sheffield draws on the stories preserved in the Norse Eddas and sagas together with other evidence from Germanic literature, archaeology and linguistics to explore in depth what each stave may have meant to the people who carved these runes into wood, stone, metal, and bone a thousand years ago.< Less
The Worm Ouroboros By E. R. Eddison
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"An eccentric masterpiece"--Ursula K. LeGuin "A new climate of the imagination" C. S. Lewis "A masterpiece"--James Stephens This is the book that shaped the landscape... More > of contemporary science fiction and fantasy. When The Lord of the Rings first appeared, the critics inevitably compared it to this 1922 landmark work. Tolkien himself frankly acknowledged its influence, with warm praise for its imaginative appeal. The story of a remote planet's great war between two kingdoms, it ranks as the Iliad of heroic fantasy. In the best traditions of Homeric epics, Norse sagas, and Arthurian myths, author E. R. Eddison weaves a compelling adventure, with a majestic, Shakespearean narrative style. His sweeping tale recounts battles between warriors and witches on fog-shrouded mountaintops and in the ocean's depths--along with romantic interludes, backroom intrigues, and episodes of direst treachery. Generations of readers have joyfully lost themselves in the timeless worlds of The Worm Ouroboros.< Less
Sagas of Imagination: A Medieval Icelandic Reader By Ben Waggoner
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The Norse men and women who sailed to Iceland brought stories with them—stories of their lives and their ancestors, passed down for centuries, going back in time to great Vikings, legendary... More > heroes, and even the ancient gods and goddesses. A new wave of stories entered with Christianity—stories of exotic lands and beasts, of saints and holy men facing demons and monsters. A third wave of stories came to Iceland via Norway, whose king had commissioned translations of tales of chivalry—of the courtly love of gallant knights and beautiful ladies. And all of these blended together in Iceland, creating swashbuckling sagas unlike any other medieval literature. This book presents eleven sagas and six shorter texts tracing the growth of these sagas of adventure, from Norse legends of King Half and Asmund Champion’s Bane, to the life of the Apostle Bartholomew, to tales of Parceval and King Arthur, to the sagas of heroes like Vilmund the Outsider and Yngvar the Far-Traveler and Samson the Fair.< Less
Sagas of Imagination: A Medieval Icelandic Reader By Ben Waggoner
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The Norse men and women who sailed to Iceland brought stories with them—stories of their lives and their ancestors, passed down for centuries, going back in time to great Vikings, legendary... More > heroes, and even the ancient gods and goddesses. A new wave of stories entered with Christianity—stories of exotic lands and beasts, of saints and holy men facing demons and monsters. A third wave of stories came to Iceland via Norway, whose king had commissioned translations of tales of chivalry—of the courtly love of gallant knights and beautiful ladies. And all of these blended together in Iceland, creating swashbuckling sagas unlike any other medieval literature. This book presents eleven sagas and six shorter texts tracing the growth of these sagas of adventure, from Norse legends of King Half and Asmund Champion’s Bane, to the life of the Apostle Bartholomew, to tales of Parceval and King Arthur, to the sagas of heroes like Vilmund the Outsider and Yngvar the Far-Traveler and Samson the Fair.< Less

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