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The Saga of Gunnlaug Serpent-Tongue

by Anon - £0.80  Penguin Books Ltd (Penguin Classics) (2015)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780141397863 | ISBN 10: 0141397861

'In two I'll slice the hair-seat / of Helga's kiss-gulper'
 
In this epic tale from the Viking Age that ranges across Scandinavia and Viking Britain, two poets compete for the love of Helga the Fair - with fatal consequences.
 
Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.
 
The Icelandic Sagas were oral in origin and written down in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.

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