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Eric Brighteyes by  H Rider Haggard - Paperback - Reprint - 12 April 2010 - from Abela Books and Biblio.com

Eric Brighteyes

by Haggard, H Rider

Condition: New


London: Abela Publishing, 12 April 2010. Reprint. Paperback. New. 436 pages. Viking Fiction. ERIC Thorgrimursson (nicknamed 'Brighteyes' for his most notable trait), strives to win the hand of his beloved, Gudruda the Fair. Her father Asmund, a priest of the old Norse gods, opposes the match, thinking Eric a man without prospects. But deadlier by far are the intrigues of Swanhild, Gudruda's half-sister, a sorceress, who desires Eric for herself. She persuades the chieftain Ospakar Blacktooth to woo Gudrida, making the two men enemies. Battles, intrigues, and treachery follow. From the pen of the master of Victorian action and adventure this novel actually seems rather less dated in the early 21st century than Haggard's other work or the general run of Victorian adventure fiction. Improvements in our understanding of the Viking period have done surprisingly little to falsify Haggard's imagination of its setting, and the book should still hold appeal to any reader interested in the period. Clearly influenced of the pioneering saga translations by William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson in the late 1860s ERIC BRIGHTEYES set a standard of quality and fidelity to the saga style that remained unmatched until Poul Anderson's novel The Broken Sword 60 years later. 33% of the publisher's profit will be donated to charities for educational purposes. All books hot off the press direct to you! US Customers - Select local shipping rates DO NOT select World Zone 1 rates. Booksellers, please contact us for trade/wholesale prices

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