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copyright 1923; Charles Scribner's Sons publishers; thicker hardbound; quite good condition with solid spine and very minimal fading of pages; boards good with minor fading; wonderful color illustrations; owners name in nice cursive inside; no dust jacket.


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Quentin Durward is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, first published in 1823. The story concerns a Scottish archer in the service of the French King Louis XI (1423–1483) who plays a prominent part in the narrative.


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The plot centres on the medieval rivalry between Louis XI of France and Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. Louis incites the citizens of Liège to revolt against Charles, and they seize and murder Charles's brother-in-law, Louis de Bourbon, Bishop of Liège, under the command of Louis's ally, William de la Marck, who was hoping to install his son in Louis de Bourbon's place (a real historical event which occurred in 1482).


At the time of the murder, Louis is present in Charles' camp at Péronne, hoping to fool him with a false display of friendship. Charles, however, sees through his mask of deceit, accuses him of instigating the uprising, and has him imprisoned...

QUENTIN DURWARD by Sir Walter Scott, Bart.

SKU: BS246
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