Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. Very collectable condition. Cover has 1/4' tear and associated wrinkles, minoredge scrapping. First Edition, First printing. All international shipments are made via PRIORITY MAIL, U.S. Postal Service. Please see amount before purchase. Very minimal normal shelfwear to cover. Now protected with Durafold unattached to jacket. Near fine book/very good Dust Jacket. BEAUTIFUL copy. The celebrated author's fifth book. Mystery, history, horror - here, fast on the heels of 'The Gret Train Robbery,' is a new and intriguing Crichton 'diversion,' with all the fun and verisimilitude of the longer novels. It's the first-person account, by the cultivated, cautious, clever tenth-century Arab diplomat Ibn Fadlan of his expedition to the wild barrens of the Norsemen - and his encounter there with the dreaded 'eaters of the dead.' Publisher's red stain to top pages clean. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: It is 922 A.D. The refined Arab courtier Ibn Fadlan is accompanying a party of Viking warriors back to the north. Fadlan belatedly discovers that his job is to combat the terrors in the night that come to slaughter the Vikings--but just how he will do it, Fadlan has no idea....
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Review: Michael Crichton takes the listener on a one-thousand-year-old journey in his adventure novel Eaters Of The Dead. This remarkable true story originated from actual journal entries of an Arab man who traveled with a group of Vikings throughout northern Europe. In 922 A.D, Ibn Fadlan, a devout Muslim, left his home in Baghdad on a mission to the King of Saqaliba. During his journey, he meets various groups of "barbarians" who have poor hygiene and gorge themselves on food, alcohol and sex. For Fadlan, his new traveling companions are a far stretch from society in the sophisticated "City of Peace." The conservative and slightly critical man describes the Vikings as "tall as palm trees with florid and ruddy complexions." Fadlan is astonished by their lustful aggression and their apathy towards death. He witnesses everything from group orgies to violent funeral ceremonies. Despite the language and cultural barriers, Ibn Fadlan is welcomed into the clan. The leader of the group, Buliwyf (who can communicate in Latin) takes Fadlan under his wing.
Without warning, the chieftain is ordered to haul his warriors back to Scandinavia to save his people from the "monsters of the mist." Ibn Fadlan follows the clan and must rise to the occasion in the battle of his life. The unabridged story is read by actor Victor Garber (Titanic; The First Wives Club), who brings life and a personality to the plot--convincingly portraying each character with appropriate accents. Crichton also sets the stage in the beginning and chimes in every so often to clarify historical places and events. If you love historical action thrillers, but are short on time, this audio book packs an epic journey into a three hour adventure. --Gina Kaysen (Running time: 3 Hours; 2 cassettes)
Title: Eaters of the Dead
Publisher: Knopf March 1976
Publication Date: 1976
Book Condition: Fine (F)
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Knopf, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Acceptable. May contain significant cover/edge/spine damage. Dust jacket may be missing or damaged. Supplemental material may not be included. Fine reading copy. Ships Fast! Satisfaction Guaranteed!. Seller Inventory # mon0000654267
Book Description Knopf. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2905266599
Book Description Knopf, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0394494008
Book Description Knopf, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0394494008q
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition stated. 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 Book; binding tight with slight lean to spine, modest bumping to top rear edge else boards straight and clean; mild soil spot to bottom edge else text fine, as new, unread. Dust jacket ($6.95) has minor bumping to mostly spine ends with 1/4" closed tear to top rear cover, modest fading to spine. Color sharp to covers. Under archival quality mylar cover. Photos upon request. Packed well and shipped in a sturdy box. Seller Inventory # 041015WSL#5
Book Description Alfred a Knopf Inc, New York, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: N-Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition/First Printing. A square solid tight clean unread copy. The jacket is PC. Basis for the Antonio Banderas movie. THIS COPY IS IN MY POSSESSION AND NORMALLY SHIPS NEXT DAY. Book. Seller Inventory # 038319
Book Description Knopf, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020394494008
Book Description Knopf, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Seller Inventory # P010394494008
Book Description Alfred A. Knopf Inc, New York, New York, 1976. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine +. First Edition/First Printing. The celebrated author's fifth book. Mystery, history, horror - here, fast on the heels of "The Gret Train Robbery," is a new and intriguing Crichton "diversion," with all the fun and verisimilitude of the longer novels. It's the first-person account, by the cultivated, cautious, clever tenth-century Arab diplomat Ibn Fadlan of his expedition to the wild barrens of the Norsemen - and his encounter there with the dreaded "eaters of the dead." The book has a slight cock. Previous owner's bookplate on the free front end paper. Publisher's red stain to top pages clean. One, very small closed tear to reverse of dustjacket. Seller Inventory # 6748
Book Description Knopf, 1976. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. The manuscript of ibn Fadlan relating his experiences with the Northmen in AD 922 is a 1976 novel. Price negotiable. Seller Inventory # ABE-1518303668810