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THE LAXDAELA SAGA

Online Medieval and Classical Library Release #32

Originally written in Icelandic (Old Norse) sometime around the year 1245 A.D. Author unknown, although some scholars contend (on good, but by no means firm, textual evidence) that the author was probably a woman.

The text of this edition is based on that published as "Laxdale Saga", translated by Muriel Press (The Temple Classics, London, 1899). This edition is in the PUBLIC DOMAIN in the United States.

This electronic edition was edited, proofed, and prepared by Douglas B. Killings (DeTroyes@EnterAct.COM), November 1997.

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SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:
ORIGINAL TEXT --
Sveinsson, Einar Olafur (Eds): "Islenzk Fornrit, vol. V: Laxdaela Saga" (University of Iceland, Reykjavik, 1934).
OTHER TRANSLATIONS --
Arent, A. Margaret (trans): "The Laxdale Saga" (University of Washington Press, 1964).
Magnusson, Magnus & Hermann Palsson (trans): "Laxdaela Saga" (Penguin Classics, London, 1969).
RECOMMENDED READING --
Anonymous: "Egil's Saga" (Translation: Hermann Palsson & Paul Edwards, Penguin Classics, London, 1976).
Anonymous: "Eyrbyggja Saga" (Translation: Hermann Palsson & Paul Edwards, Penguin Classics, London, 1972, 1989)
Anonymous: "The Story of Burnt Njal" (Translation: George W. DaSent, London, 1861; released as Online Medieval and Classical Library E-text #11, 1995).
Jones, Gwyn: "History of the Vikings" (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1968, 1973, 1984).
Sturluson, Snorri: "The Heimskringla" (Translation: Samual Laing, London, 1844; released as Online Medieval and Classical Library E-text #15, 1996).

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