Victor Hastings - Alfred the Great
Alfred the Great
Written as by "Victor Hastings"
a. New York: Popular Library 60 8109. (1969) First Edition. 144 pp. A paperback original.Cover illustrator unknown. Note: from the story by James B. Webb. Based on the screenplay by James B. Webb and Ken Taylor.
The Epic Tale of the Young Warrior King Who Led His People Against the Mighty Viking Fury...
ALFRED THE GREAT
A Spectacular Movie to Equal
A Magnificent novel of a prince born to battle and to glory . . .
The young prince Alfred has planned to enter the priesthood. But when the fury-driven Vikings descend upon England, raping, looting and killing, washing the countryside with blood, Alfred must answer the call of his terrorized people and lead his army into battle.
Here is the exciting, panoramic story of a boy destined to become a mighty King and the people who help to shape his destiny: Guthrum, the blood-lusting leader of the Danes; Asher, the trusted priest who helps Alfred to find his real calling; Aelswith, the sensual princess who lures him further away from the Church.
Here is the Alfred few people knew, torn between violence and saintliness, passion and purity, rage and humility. And here is the other Alfred, a born leader and innovator and a towering warrior who must deliver his people to glory, the man known to all as
ALFRED THE GREAT
From the story by James R. Webb
Based on the screenplay by James R. Webb and Ken Taylor
Read the Lusty Novel
See the Sensational MGM Film Starring
David Hemmings, Michael York, Prunella Ransome, Colin Blakely
A BERNARD SMITH-JAMES - JAMES R. WEBB PRODUCTION
From the people who brought you "How the West Was Won". 'Nuff said. There is another Victor Hastings novel it but need not necessarily be by Disch.
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