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Two Icelandic stories

Anthony Faulkes

Two Icelandic stories

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Published by Viking Society for Northern Research in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Old Norse literature

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliographical footnotes.

    StatementEdited by Anthony Faulkes.
    SeriesViking Society for Northern Research Text Series -- v.4
    The Physical Object
    Pagination165 p.
    Number of Pages165
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL20987418M


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