The Constable De Bourbon

By: William Harrison Ainsworth
Published By: Double9 Books
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"The Constable De Bourbon" by William Harrison Ainsworth is a captivating historical novel that immerses readers in the tumultuous world of 16th-century France. Set against the backdrop of political intrigue and dynastic struggles, this gripping tale follows the life and exploits of the formidable Constable De Bourbon. Ainsworth's masterful storytelling brings to life the grandeur and turbulence of Renaissance France as the Constable navigates treacherous court politics, military campaigns, and personal vendettas. With its richly drawn characters and vivid descriptions, the novel transports readers to a time of chivalry, betrayal, and ambition. As the Constable rises to power and grapples with the complexities of loyalty and ambition, Ainsworth delves into themes of honor, duty, and the pursuit of greatness. Through thrilling battles, clandestine plots, and passionate romances, readers are swept up in the epic sweep of history. "The Constable De Bourbon" is a gripping tale of power, passion, and betrayal that will captivate fans of historical fiction and Renaissance drama alike. Ainsworth's meticulous research and vivid prose make this novel an unforgettable journey through the corridors of power and the battlegrounds of ambition.

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William Harrison Ainsworth

William Harrison Ainsworth (1805-1882) was an English novelist who is best known for his historical romances, many of which were set in the 17th century. Born in Manchester, Ainsworth was educated at the Manchester Grammar School and trained as a lawyer before turning to writing. He first gained recognition with his novel Rookwood (1834), which tells the story of a band of highwaymen in the 18th century. The novel was a commercial success and established Ainsworth as a leading figure in the historical fiction genre. Ainsworth went on to write several other historical romances, including Jack Sheppard (1839), Old Saint Paul's (1841), and The Lancashire Witches (1849). He also served as editor of Bentley's Miscellany, a popular literary magazine that featured the work of many notable writers of the day. In addition to his literary pursuits, Ainsworth was a collector of antiquities and played a prominent role in the establishment of the South Kensington Museum (now the Victoria and Albert Museum) in London. He was also a supporter of the arts and served as a director of the Royal Literary Fund. Ainsworth continued to write throughout his life and was a prolific author of novels, plays, and essays. He died in 1882 and is remembered as one of the most important writers of historical fiction in the Victorian era.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2024
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 342pages
  • ISBN-10: 9362761734
  • ISBN-13: 9789362761736
  • Item Weight: 444.6g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 18.9mm
  • Reading age: 10+
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Historical