This collection of some of the more celebrated of the sagas is tremendous value. The sagas are fascinating and have been so hugely influential on English literature that they are also weirdly familiar. The style of narration is so spare and economical and yet remains pregnant with symbolism. I am strongly toying with the idea of learning old Norse just to see how they read in the original.
This is shown on the Amazon pages as the Kindle version of the Sagas of the Icelanders with preface by Jane Smiley and intro by Robert Kellog. BUT IT ISN'T. It's a completely different edition, with none of the scholarly apparatus of the Smiley/Kellog edition. Do NOT buy this thinking you will get what Amazon says it is.
I was investigating buying this book on Kindle but beware - the Kindle edition advertised is not of the book it claims to be. It's an unattributed collection of pieces including the Prose Edda (easily available elsewhere) but none of the contents are those of Sagas of the Icelanders. So now I know why it's so cheap!