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Shield-Maiden, the (1909) [Short Story]
by Verner von Heidenstam Rating: Weighted - 7.2 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Set in a tenth-century Sweden during the reign of Erik the Victorious, the story recounts the poignant adventures of Hjlmdis, a shield-maiden who attempts to prove, by leading a warrior's life of hardship and battle, that it is entirely possible for a daughter to bring joy and pride into the heart of a warrior father whose greatest disappointment in life is not having a son who can "inherit his war weapons and estate."

From The Swedes and Their Chieftains

This translation published in Sweden's Best Stories: An Introduction to Swedish Fiction and The Phoenix Tree.

Original title: ?
Original languages: Swedish


Genre: FictionFantasySaga, Myth, and Legend

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Phoenix Tree, the (1980) [Anthology]
      Authors: H. P. Lovecraft , Verner von Heidenstam , Richard Adams , Lord Dunsany , Algernon Blackwood , August Derleth , Jorge Luis Borges , Barry Pain , Frank R. Stockton , Richard Garnett , Kenneth Morris , Galad Elflandsson , Evangeline Walton , Flix Mart-Ibez , Eric Linklater , Vera Chapman , Benjamin Disraeli

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