XXIII HOW ERIC WAS A GUEST AT THE WEDDING-FEAST OF GUDRUDA THE FAIR Eric looked, but said nothing. "Who art thou? ... For Eric could not speak yet a while. ... Oh, that Eric Brighteyes would come home again! Oh, that Eric was here!
Author: H. Rider Haggard
Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd
Category: Juvenile 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 by 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 net profit from the sale of this book will be donated to charity.
She was both fair and wealthy , the sweetest of women , and of royal blood by her mother's side . So soon as her eyes fell on Eric she loved him , and no one thing did she desire more than to be his wife . But Brighteyes kept aloof from ...
“ Only this , " said Gizur , " that Eric Brighteyes and Skallagrim Lambstail stand like two grey wolves and hold the narrow way . ” “ Now we shall have fighting worth the telling of , " quoth Ketel the viking .
Table of Content Eric looked, but said nothing. "Who art thou? ... But Eric's face was in the shadow, and she only saw the glint of his golden hair and the flash of the golden helm. ... Oh, that Eric Brighteyes would come home again!
Author: Henry Rider Haggard
Publisher: Musaicum Books
Eric Brighteyes", an epic viking novel, describes the adventures of its eponymous principal character in 10th century Iceland. 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 and a sorceress who desires Eric for herself. Battles, intrigues, and treachery follow… Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was an English writer of adventure novels and dark fantasy stories set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a pioneer of the Lost World literary genre.
My cold kinswoman seems to melt before those bright eyes of thine , Icelander , " he said , " as my foes melt before Whitefire's flame . Well , I could wish her a worse mate , " and he looked on him meaningly . Eric bowed , but made no ...
He was named Eric Brighteyes, Thorgrimur's son, and in those days there was no man like him for strength, beauty and daring, for in all these things he was the first. But he was not the first in good-luck. Two women lived in the south, ...
Author: H. Rider Haggard
Publisher: Delphi Classics
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Skallagrim came out like a she-bear robbed of her whelps, and ran straight at Eric, sword aloft. Eric gives before him right to the edge of the cliff. Then the Baresark smites at him and Brighteyes catches the blow on his shield, ...
Author: H. Rider Haggard
Publisher: Essential Library
H. Rider Haggard practically invented the "journey-to-a-lost-civilization" adventure genre, which captured the public's imagination. He traveled the world, spending much time in southern Africa. These exotic experiences influenced all his works. He wrote best-selling adventure stories on a dare. All his writings reflect a deep appreciation of humanity in the midst of extraordinary fantasy and adventure. In all, he wrote over 40 novels. This heirloom edition is part of The Essential Adventure Library, an entertaining collection of hard-to-find adventure stories. Visit www.EssentialLibrary.com to see all the titles in this series.
475 Haggard fairly revels in his opportunity . said Eric . " Greeting , comrades ! 178 Sometimes it is not altogether easy for a Greeting , Brighteyes ! ' shouted the MidCONVENTIONAL CHRISTIANITY .. man of peace to follow the progress ...
Eric. Brighteyes. Table of Content I HOW ASMUND THE PRIEST FOUND GROA THE WITCH II HOW ERIC TOLD HIS LOVE TO GUDRUDA IN THE SNOW ON COLDBACK III HOW ASMUND BADE ERICTO HIS YULE-FEAST IV HOW ERIC CAME DOWN GOLDEN FALLS V HOW ERIC WON THE ...
Author: Henry Rider Haggard
This carefully edited collection of adventure novels has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Sir Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was an English writer of adventure novels and dark fantasy stories set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a pioneer of the Lost World literary genre. Table of Contents: Dawn The Witch's Head King Solomon's Mines She: A History of Adventure Allan Quatermain Jess Maiwa's Revenge Colonel Quaritch, V.C. Cleopatra Eric Brighteyes Nada the Lily Montezuma's Daughter Heart of the World The Wizard Swallow Ayesha Benita: An African Romance The Yellow God The Lady of Blossholme Morning Star Queen Sheba's Ring Marie Child of Storm The Wanderer's Necklace The Holy Flower The Ivory Child Finished Moon of Israel When the World Shook Ancient Allan The Treasure of the Lake Allan and the Ice-gods Elissa Allan's Wife Hunter Quatermain's Story A Tale of Three Lions Long Odds Black Heart and White Heart: A Zulu Idyll Magepa the Buck Smith and the Pharaohs The Blue Curtains Little Flower Only a Dream Barbara Who Came Back
Lang's generous praise – contained in letters written to Haggard before publication – comforted Haggard, who felt uneasy about the reception that Eric Brighteyes might receive. He need not have worried. The public enjoyed the novel.
Author: H. Orel
Category: Literary Criticism
Sir Walter Scott defined the parameters of the historical novel and illustrated his concept of the genre by writing a long series of novels dealing with medieval times, the Elizabethan Age and the 18th Century. Later novels written by his contemporaries and successors attracted smaller audiences. When Robert Louis Stevenson, in the early 1880s, enthusiastically expanded the boundaries of romantic fiction, he became a standard-bearer and an inspiration to many of his fellow-novelists: Walter Besant, Richard Doddridge Blackmore, Arthur Quiller-Couch, Arthur Conan Doyle, Stanley John Weyman, Anthony Hope, Henry Rider Haggard, and Rafael Sabatini.