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The story of Gisli the Outlaw, one of the minor Icelandic sagas, was first translated into English by George Dasent, who also wrote Popular Tales from the Norse. Dasent was a skilled linguist, folklorist, and journalist, and had a good feel for story-telling.

This is a story of cyclic blood-revenge, set off by a casual overheard remark, leading to the protagonist, Gisli, be
Kindle Edition, 113 pages
Published July 16th 2011
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Sir George Webbe Dasent (1817—1896) was a translator of folk tales and contributor to The Times.

Dasent was born 22 May 1817 at St. Vincent, West Indies, the son of the attorney general, John Roche Dasent. His mother was the second wife of his father, Charlotte Martha was the daughter of Captain Alexander Burrowes Irwin.

He was educated at Westminster School, King's College London, and Oxford Univer
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