copyright 1951; Farrar, Straus and Young publishers, New York; hardbound with blue boards; good condition with some minor foxing of inside early pages (not bad); some minor fading on spine; strong binding; see pics; no dust jacket.
Rip-roaring historical adventure novel, featuring "hunting, fishing, tense rivalries and battle after ringing battle, with the Norse gods fiercely in the minds of the Vikings, and the God of the Christians set against them." Basis for the 1958 film THE VIKINGS, starring Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis and Ernest Borgnine.
Edison Tesla Marshall (August 28, 1894 – October 29, 1967) was an American short story writer and novelist.
Marshall was born on August 28, 1894 in Rensselaer, Indiana. He grew up in Medford, Oregon, and attended the University of Oregon from 1913 to 1916. He served in the U.S. Army with the rank of second lieutenant. His 1917 World War I draft registration card indicated he was a "professional writer" employed by The American Magazine and The Saturday Evening Post, and that he was missing his thumb on his left hand. He married Agnes Sharp Flythe; they had two children, Edison and Nancy. In 1926, they moved to Augusta, Georgia.
For some of his work, he used the pseudonym Hall Hunter.[