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The Long Ships
By Michael Meyer (trans), Frans G. Bengtsson and Michael Chabon (introduced by)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New York Review of Books
Publication date July 6, 2010
Pages 503
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781590173466
ISBN-10 1590173465
Dimensions 1 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Original list price $17.95
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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With Michael Meyer (other contributor), Frans G. Bengtsson | from New York Review of Books (July 6, 2010)
9781590173466 | details & prices | 503 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $17.95
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About: 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.
Miscellaneous
With Michael Meyer (other contributor), Frans G. Bengtsson | from New York Review of Books (December 1, 2010)
9781590174166 | details & prices | 528 pages | List price $17.95

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