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Icelandic Folktales & Legends

by Jacqueline Simpson, Magnus Magnusson

Icelandic Folktales & Legends Synopsis

This book of 85 stories from medieval Iceland illustrates a variety of supernatural beliefs concerning elves, gigantic trolls, water monsters, ghosts, wizards and black magic rites, buried treasure and religious tales. The stories are intimately linked to the landscape and reflect the hopes, fears, hardships and preoccupations of everyday life. The translation of each tale is accompanied by an explanatory introduction and notes.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780752430454
Publication date: 29th September 2009
Author: Jacqueline Simpson, Magnus Magnusson
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: Folklore, myths & legends,

About Jacqueline Simpson, Magnus Magnusson

Jacqueline Simpson is one of Britain's most distinguished folklorists and Old Norse scholars. Magnus Magnusson is an Icelandic national who has spent most of his life in Scotland. He has presented many programs on BBC TV, including Chronicle, Mastermind, and a 12-part series on Vikings! He has published more than 20 books.

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