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Published by Penguin in Harmondsworth .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Sagas -- Translations into English.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementtranslated with an introduction by Magnus Magnusson and Hermann Pálsson.
SeriesThe Penguin classics;, L218
ContributionsMagnusson, Magnus, tr., Hermann Pálsson, 1921-, tr.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPT7269.L4 E54 1969b
The Physical Object
Pagination272 p.
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4659249M
ISBN 100140442189
LC Control Number77535397

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