VOLUME 2, trans. Morris, "collated" by Eirikr Magnusson, London: Bernard Quaritch, 1892.

The Story of the Ere-Dwellers


Introduction to The Story of the Ere-Dwellers and The Story of the Heath-Slayings by Marjorie Burns

Preface by William Morris and Eírikr Magnússon

Saga Library text, The Story of the Ere-Dwellers, pp. 1-139, pp. 140-190. 

Saga Library text, The Story of the Heath-Slayings, pp. 191-256. 

Story of Olaf the Holy, images of Leeds Library Manuscript, photographed by Ian Felce


Fitzwilliam Library, FW25, ff. 1-159. Donated in 1905, as was the ms. of "Grettir." According to Murray, "This draft translation was in existence some years before its publication, and differs materially from the printed text. C F Murray." Contains all 65 chapters but ends slightly before conclusion with, "he gave his daughter Sigurd to Brand the Generous, the son of Vermund the Slender."

Calligraphic MS. The Story of the Dwellers at Eyr. 239 pp., 1871. Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery.

"The Story of the Dwellers at Eyr," Bodleian MS. Eng. misc. 265, calligraphic manuscript


Anderson, Karl. Scandinavian Elements in the Works of William Morris, diss. Harvard University 1940, pp.885-925.

Calligraphic MS. The Story of the Dwellers at Eyr. 239 pp., 1871. Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery. 

Einarsson, Stefan. "Eirikr Magnusson and His Saga Translations." Scandinavian Studies 13 (1933-35), 17-32.

Felce, Ian. "The Old Norse Sagas and William Morris's Ideal of Literal Translation." Review of English Studies: 67, pp. 220-36.

Hollander, Lee M. "Introduction." Eyrbyggja Saga, trans. Paul Schach and intro. and verse translations by Lee Hollander. Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 1959, 1977.

Hollander, Lee M.,"The Structure of Eyrbyggja Saga." The Journal of English and Germanic Philology, vol. 58, no.2, (April 1959), 222-2. 

McCreesh, Bernadine, "Structural Patterns in the Eyrbyggja Saga and Other Sagas of the Conversion." Medieval Scaninavia, vol. 11, (1978-79), 271-80.

McTurk, Rory. "Approaches to the Structure of Eyrbyggja Saga," in Sagnaskemmtun: Studies in Honor of Herman Palsson, ed. Rudolf Simek et al., Vienna: Hermann Bohlaus Nachf., 1986.

Palsson, Hermann and Paul Edwards. Intro. Eyrbyggja Saga, translated with an introduction. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1989.

Simpson, John M. "Eyrbyggja Saga and Nineteenth Century Scholarship." Proceedings of the First International Saga Conference, Edinburgh, 1971. London: Viking Society, 1973, 360-94.


N. C. Wyeth, "The Waif Woman: Thorgunna," Schribner's, 56, 1914, 821. Illustration for R. L. Stevenson's short story, "The Waif Woman."