Jack Turbes

Biography

In the ongoing process of indexing the Icelandic sagas, I have worked with other forms of Nordic tales from sources not yet available in English. I want to make these stories available to readers who otherwise would not know of them, their fascinating themes and origins.

Books

Íslendzk Æventýri (Hugo Gering's Icelandic Legends, Novellas and Tales)
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 57,950. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literary collections » European / Scandinavian
An English translation of Hugo Gering's 1882 publication, "Íslendzk Æventýri", with stories he found in old Icelandic Arnamagnaean manuscripts. These stories, both ecclesiastic and secular, tell both Icelandic and European tales going as far back as the 9th century. With grateful thanks to those who serve, this book is available free through "Operation Ebook Drop".
Icelandic Fairy and Folktales
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 62,790. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » Medieval
An English translation of the 1919 German compilation of old Icelandic short tales and legends originally published by Åge Avenstrup & Elisabeth Treitel. Most of these tales take place in actual locales in Iceland that still exist today, so most of these tales now include locator maps of the places in Iceland where these tales are set. NOTE: Previewing with Firefox may cause difficulties.

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