The idea of founding an historical romance on an event so important and so national as the Norman Invasion, I had long entertained, and the chronicles of that time had long been familiar to me. But it is an old habit of mine, to linger over the plan and subject of a work, for years, perhaps, before the work has, in truth, advanced a sentence; "busying myself," as old Burton saith, "with this playing labour--otiosaque diligentia ut vitarem torporen feriendi."
- Paperback | 536 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 30.73mm | 889.04g
- 21 Feb 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations