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Saga of the People of Laxardal and Bolli Bollason's Tale

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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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List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 4.69" wide x 7.48" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.440
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