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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!