ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: June 3, 2021
BUY THIS BOOK
- FIND YOUR LOCAL BOOKSHOP (UK AND IRELAND)
- FIND YOUR BOOK IN A SCOTTISH LIBRARY
- THE HIVE
- THE BOOK DEPOSITORY
As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.
By (author) Sir Walter Scott; Contributions by Mint Editions
Quentin Durward, an archer and mercenary, gains the favor of Louis XI of France and the love of the beautiful Burgundian heiress, Isabelle de Croye. This is a captivating tale full of action, adventure and unexpected challenge. A poor Scotsman named Quentin Durward travels to France to find military work. He joins the royal party of King Louis XI, who is at odds with Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. When the king is attacked by a boar, Quentin leaps into action and saves his life. This leads to a fateful assignment that will change his life forever. Quentin is charged with protecting Isabelle de Croye, an heiress being targeted by Charles. While together, Quentin and Isabelle unexpectedly fall in love, upsetting the duke’s treacherous plans.Quentin Durward is a historical novel driven by larger-than-life characters. Each one plays a pivotal role in the layered narrative. Like many of Scott’s works, Quentin Durward balances action, morality and an unforgettable story. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Quentin Durward is both modern and readable.
Sir Walter Scott
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish novelist, poet, playwright, and historian who also worked as a judge and legal administrator. Scott’s extensive knowledge of history and his exemplary literary technique earned him a role as a prominent author of the romantic movement and innovator of the historical fiction genre. After rising to fame as a poet, Scott started to venture into prose fiction as well, which solidified his place as a popular and widely-read literary figure, especially in the 19th century. Scott left behind a legacy of innovation, and is praised for his contributions to Scottish culture.