Vinland the Good

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Vinland the Good
Author Nevil Shute
Country England
Language English
Genre Adventure
Publication date
Pages 127 pp
ISBN 1-889439-11-8

Vinland the Good is a description of Vinland which appears in the two sagas, Greenlanders' Saga and Saga of Erik the Red. The term has been used as the title of two works of fiction by British authors.[1][2][3]

  • Vinland the Good was used as the title of a film script by British author Nevil Shute telling the historical story of the discovery of America by Leif Ericson. The book was originally published in 1946 in England by Heinemann and in America by Morrow, and re-published in America in 1998 by The Paper Tiger (ISBN 1-8894-39-11-8). In his preface to the script, Shute says “I put a very little of [the story] into a novel which was published in 1939” – this was An Old Captivity, actually first published in 1940.[4]
  • Vinland the Good is also the title of a juvenile historical novel by Henry Treece, and illustrated by William Stobbs. It is an account of Viking Era explorations, based mainly on the Greenland saga. Leif Ericson is the main character, but several of his relatives are also important characters.[5]


  1. ^ "Vinland the Good". Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  2. ^ Laurence M. Larson (March 1915). "The Voyages To Vinland The Good". 2 (2). Publications of the Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study: 113–117. JSTOR 40914945.
  3. ^ "Vinland the Good". The Viking Network. August 14, 2004. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  4. ^ Glenn Larum. "Vinland the Good". Nevil Shute Norway. Retrieved February 5, 2016.
  5. ^ "Vinland the Good by Henry Treece, with illustrations by William Stobbs". Retrieved February 5, 2016.

Related reading[edit]

  • Blindheim, John Tindale (1970) Vinland the Good, The Saga of Leif Eriksson and the Viking Discovery of America (Oslo: Johan Grundt Tanum Forlag)

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