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The Long Ships

a saga of the Viking age

by Frans Gunnar Bengtsson

  • 278 Want to read
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Published by Collins in London, England .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Fans G. Bengtsson ; translated from the Swedish by Michael Meyer.
The Physical Object
Number of Pages511
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18442782M
OCLC/WorldCa930306, 752921675


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The Long Ships by Bengtsson, Frans Gunnar and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   The Long Ships comprises two distinct volumes. The first was originally published in as Red Orm on the Western Way, the second as Red Orm at Home and on the Eastern Way in They were combined and published as The Long Ships in the United States and England in This is the author’s only work of fiction.

There's a saga quality to both substance and handling in this story of the Vikings in the Tenth Century. Orm, captured by marauders from the Swedish homeland where his father was a pirate chieftain, spends his growing years with his captors and becomes their leader.

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The Long Ships (New York Review Books Classics) by Bengtsson, Frans G. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   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.

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