Book: Gisli the Outlaw
Author: George Webbe Dasent

Gisli the Outlaw By George Webbe Dasent

Format: Global Grey free PDF
Pages (PDF): 85
Publication Date: 1866

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A story of cyclic blood-revenge, set off by a casual overheard remark, leading to the protagonist, Gisli, becoming a fugitive from society, and eventually dying in single combat against a dozen foes. Set during the introduction of Christianity to Iceland, there are numerous details about pagan practices which are dotted through the narrative. The Gisli saga is notable for its deep psychological treatment of its lead character, who is tormented during his exile by vivid foreshadowing dreams of two wives, one good and one evil.