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The Long Ships

Bengtsson, Frans Gunnar (Book - 2010)
The Long Ships
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Set in the tenth century, when Vikings roamed and rampaged from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean. A boy abducted by the Vikings from his Danish home is made to take his place at the oars of their ships. Later, he is captured by the Moors in Spain and, escaping from captivity, washes up in Ireland, where he marvels at the Christian monks. Eventually, he contributes to the Viking defeat of the army of the king of England, and returns home a Christian and a very rich man.
Authors: Bengtsson, Frans Gunnar, 1894-1954
Uniform Title: Röde Orm. English
Title: The long ships
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, c2010
Characteristics: xviii, 503 p. :,maps ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Frans G. Bengtsson ; translated from the Swedish by Michael Meyer ; introduction by Michael Chabon
Notes: Originally published: London : Harper Collins, 1954
Translated from Swedish
Summary: Set in the tenth century, when Vikings roamed and rampaged from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean. A boy abducted by the Vikings from his Danish home is made to take his place at the oars of their ships. Later, he is captured by the Moors in Spain and, escaping from captivity, washes up in Ireland, where he marvels at the Christian monks. Eventually, he contributes to the Viking defeat of the army of the king of England, and returns home a Christian and a very rich man.
Additional Contributors: Meyer, Michael Leverson
ISBN: 1590173465
9781590173466
Branch Call Number: FICTION BENGTSSON 2010
Subject Headings: Middle Ages Fiction Tenth century Fiction Vikings Fiction
Genre/Form: Sea stories
Adventure fiction
Topical Term: Middle Ages
Tenth century
Vikings
LCCN: 2009050090
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This epic tale of Vikings is filled with treasure, not all of it the time that comes in battered wooden chests. Expect lots of killing and pillaging and wit.


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