Vinland the Good First American Shute printing

First American Printing of Shute’s film play of the Viking portions of his earlier novel, An Old Captivity (1940). In Vinland the Good, Major Callender returns to his pre-war teaching job for only a single day teaching history when he tells his students a different version of the new world in order to make history more relevant. Callender’s pedagogical methods summon obstacles from his more traditional colleagues.”Shute is not a Pollyanna; he does not believe that all people are good, but in general he focuses on the good and has his heroes fight circumstance, not other people. The result is the projection of benevolence and a sense of a profoundly civilized world” (The Objectivist Forum, Feb.,1985). A fine copy in a very near-fine jacket of an early Shute title, most uncommon in this condition, protected in mylar. Many more Shute titles, signed, first and rare, available. Book #3401. $85

ByNevil Shute
PublishedNew York: Morrow, 1946