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The Vinland Sagas
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Leifur Eiricksson
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The Vinland Sagas

Leifur Eiricksson



Anthologies (non-poetry);
Myth & legend told as fiction;
Literature, Poetry & Criticism


144 pages

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The Saga of the Greenlanders and Eirik the Red's Saga contain the first ever descriptions of North America, a bountiful land of grapes and vines, discovered by Vikings five centuries before Christopher Columbus. Written down in the early thirteenth century, they recount the Icelandic settlement of Greenland by Eirik the Red, the chance discovery by seafaring adventurers of a mysterious new land, and Eirik's son Leif the Lucky's perilous voyages to explore it. Wrecked by storms, stricken by disease and plagued by navigational mishaps, some survived the North Atlantic to pass down this compelling tale of the first Europeans to talk with, trade with, and war with the Native Americans.

By:   Leifur Eiricksson
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 8mm
Weight:   112g
ISBN:   9780140447767
ISBN 10:   0140447768
Pages:   144
Publication Date:   July 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Some believe that The Saga of the People of Laxardal was written by a woman.

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