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Quentin Durward

By: Sir Walter Scott, Bart
Published By: Double9 Books
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Sir Walter Scott wrote a historical tale called "Quentin Durward," which came out for the first time in 1823. The story takes place in the year 1468, when feudalism and knighthood were coming to an end. King Louis XI of France is trying to get the rich people of Flanders to fight against his disloyal vassal, the Duke of Burgundy. Quentin Durward, the name-giving hero, is a Scottish shooter who has come to Tours to join the army. Louis XI keeps his uncle as one of his Scottish bodyguards. The king in disguise takes Quentin to breakfast and gives him money. Quentin gets caught up in Louis XI's political schemes and those of his enemies, like the Duke of Burgundy and his beautiful daughter Isabelle. Isabelle comes to trust Quentin as a friend and adviser. To protect her and her family, he must navigate the dangerous waters of court intrigue. The book is known for its vivid historical setting and colourful characters, like Louis XI, who is shown to be a smart and cruel king.

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Sir Walter Scott, Bart

Scottish poet, writer, and historian Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832) had a significant impact on the growth of Scottish culture throughout the Romantic period. His historical fiction, including as "Ivanhoe","Rob Roy," and "Waverley," are well recognized for their evocative depictions of Scottish landscapes and their portrayals of Scottish history and society. Moreover, Scott was a prolific poet who produced masterpieces like "The Lady of the Lake" and "Marmion," which were quite well-known while he was alive. He was a significant character in the literary world of his day, and authors like Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, and Nathaniel Hawthorne were affected by his writing. Scott also pursued a successful legal career and served in the government in a number of capacities, including that of sheriff and member of parliament, in addition to his literary endeavors. Also, he was an avid collector of Scottish folktales and stories, which he used as inspiration for his work. As Scott's writings are still widely read and have been made into many movies and television shows, his impact is still felt today. He is regarded as one of Scotland's most significant cultural icons and a major advocate of the Romantic literary movement.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 402 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358710292
  • ISBN-13: 9789358710298
  • Item Weight: 482.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 22.1 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics,Fiction / General,Fiction / Historical