Gisli the Outlaw

George Webbe Dasent

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Gísla saga Súrssonar (the saga of Gísli Súrsson) is one of the sagas of the Icelanders. It tells the story of Gísli, a tragic hero who must kill one of his brothers-in-law to avenge another brother-in-law. 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.

This book has 111 pages in the PDF version, and was originally published in 1866.

Production notes: This ebook of Gisli the Outlaw was published by Global Grey in 2019.

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