9781590173466-1590173465-The Long Ships (New York Review Books Classics)

The Long Ships (New York Review Books Classics)

ISBN-13: 9781590173466
ISBN-10: 1590173465
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Bengtsson, Frans G.
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Format: Paperback 528 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781590173466
ISBN-10: 1590173465
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Bengtsson, Frans G.
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Format: Paperback 528 pages

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Acknowledged authors Bengtsson, Frans G. wrote The Long Ships (New York Review Books Classics) comprising 528 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1590173465 and 9781590173466. Since then The Long Ships (New York Review Books Classics) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 1.42 or rent at the marketplace.

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A beloved Viking saga and masterpiece of historical fiction, The Long Ships is a high spirited adventure that stretches from Scandinavia to Spain, England, Ireland, and beyond.

Frans Gunnar Bengtsson’s The Long Ships resurrects the fantastic world of the tenth century AD when the Vikings roamed and rampaged from the northern fastnesses of Scandinavia down to the Mediterranean. Bengtsson’s hero, Red Orm—canny, courageous, and above all lucky—is only a boy when he is abducted from his Danish home by the Vikings and made to take his place at the oars of their dragon-prowed ships. Orm is then captured by the Moors in Spain, where he is initiated into the pleasures of the senses and fights for the Caliph of Cordova. Escaping from captivity, Orm washes up in Ireland, where he marvels at those epicene creatures, the Christian monks, and from which he then moves on to play an ever more important part in the intrigues of the various Scandinavian kings and clans and dependencies. Eventually, Orm contributes to the Viking defeat of the army of the king of England and returns home an off-the-cuff Christian and a very rich man, though back on his native turf new trials and tribulations will test his cunning and determination. Packed with pitched battles and blood feuds and told throughout with wit and high spirits, Bengtsson’s book is a splendid adventure that features one of the most unexpectedly winning heroes in modern fiction.

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