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Comic Sagas and Tales from Iceland

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ISBN-10: 0140447741

ISBN-13: 9780140447743

Edition: 2013

Authors: Vidar Hreinsson, Vidar Hreinsson

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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, the sagas 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. Racked 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 wage war on Native…    
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Book details

List price: $11.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited
Publication date: 3/7/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.12" wide x 7.83" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Further Reading
A Note on the Translations
The Saga of the Sworn Brothers (trans. Martin S. Regal)
Olkofri's Saga (trans. John Tucker)
The Saga of the Confederates (trans. Ruth C. Ellison)
The Saga of Havard of Isafjord (trans. Fredrik J. Heinemann)
The Saga of Ref the Sly (trans. George Clark)
Hreidar's Tale (trans. Robert Kellogg)
The Tale of Thorleif, the Earl's Poet (trans. Judith Jesch)
The Tale of Thorstein Shiver (trans. Anthony Maxwell)
The Tale of Sarcastic Halli (trans. George Clark)
A Note on Poetic Imagery
Outline of Medieval Icelandic Literature
Index of Characters