Books: Vikings on Land

KRISTIN LAVRANSDATTER: The Bridal Wreath, The Mistress of Husaby, The Cross. One volume Nobel Prize Edition ($3).

THE MASTER OF HESTVIKEN: The Axe, The Snake Pit. ($3 each). By Sigrid Undset.—Knopf.

The Pair of Stories.—The popular im pression that Norwegian nature is a monotone in its cold indifference Ibsen somewhat dispelled by his twin studies of the two Norwegian extremes: Peer Gynt, shiftless, debonair; and Brandt, steadfast, bitterly serious-minded. To dispel another popular impression—that the Vikings were god-like blonds exclusively engaged in swift sea fights—Sigrid Undset...

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