The Vinland Sagas: The Icelandic Sagas about the First Documented Voyages Across the North Atlantic : the Saga of the Greenlanders and Eirik the Red's Saga

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Gisli Sigurosson
Penguin, 2008 - Fiction - 94 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. 

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Translated by Keneva Kunz who is a lecturer in English and applied linguistics at the University of Iceland.

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