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.
The Long Ships New York Review Books Classics #ad - 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.
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.
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The journey out is grueling, but at the end is a place of paradisal richness. Winter soon overtakes them: they are snowed in. New york Review of Books. In his national book award–winning novel Augustus, John Williams uncovered the secrets of ancient Rome.
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Oakley hall, in his very fine novel Warlock has restored to the myth of Tombstone its full, mortal, blooded humanity. For we are a nation that can, toss with all aplomb our candy wrapper into the Grand Canyon itself, many of us, snap a color shot and drive away; and we need voices like Oakley Hall's to remind us how far that piece of paper, still fluttering brightly behind us, has to fall.
Warlock New York Review Books Classics #ad - Thomas pynchon New york Review of Books. Wyatt earp is transmogrified into a gunfighter named Blaisdell who. New york Review of Books. Oakley hall's legendary warlock revisits and reworks the traditional conventions of the Western to present a raw, funny, hypnotic, ultimately devastating picture of American unreality.
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A King Alone New York Review Books ClassicsNYRB Classics #ad - What he discovers, however, now assigned the task of guarding it from wolves, will leave no one reassured, and his reappearance in the village a few years later, awakens those troubling memories. A man of few words, a regal manner, langlois baffles and fascinates the villagers, and military efficiency, whose different responses to him shape Jean Giono’s increasingly charged narrative.
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University Press Group Ltd. New york Review of Books. New york Review of Books. The age of the vikings tells the full story of this exciting period in history. The age of the vikings sheds new light on the complex society, culture, and legacy of these legendary seafarers. Mariner Books. He not only explains the viking attacks, discovery, and colonization, but also looks at Viking endeavors in commerce, literature, and reveals how Viking arts, politics, and religious thought evolved in ways unequaled in the rest of Europe.
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