The Chaplet of Pearls

The Chaplet of Pearls

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"[...]latter should be effective and exciting. Is it not reasonable to seek for this in the days when such things were not infrequent, and did not imply exceptional wickedness or misfortune in those engaged in them? This seems to me one plea for historical novel, to which I would add the opportunity that it gives for study of the times and delineation of characters. Shakespeare's Henry IV. and Henry V., Scott's Louis XI., Manzoni's Federigo Borromeo, Bulwer's Harold, James's Philip Augustus, are all real contributions to our comprehension of the men themselves, by calling the chronicles and memoirs into action. True, the picture cannot be exact, and is sometimes distorted--nay, sometimes praiseworthy efforts at correctness in the detail take away whatever might have been[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 470 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 24mm | 621g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514104474
  • 9781514104477

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9 ratings
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