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
Penguin, 2008 - Fiction - 94 pages
The bestselling saga of Eirik the Red, Leif the Lucky, and the first American explorers
The all-time bestselling of the sagas in Penguin Classics, The Vinland Sagas are published here in a vibrant new translation. Consisting of The Saga of the Greenlanders and Eirik the Red's Saga, they chronicle the adventures of Eirik the Red and his son, Leif Eirikson, who explored North America 500 years before Columbus. Famous for being the first-ever descriptions of North America, and 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.
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THE VINLAND SAGAS
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