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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Walter Scott; William Baker; J H Alexander
|Description:||xxxiii, 251 p. ; 24 cm.|
|Responsibility:||Sir Walter Scott ; edited by William Baker and J.H. Alexander.|
Of particular interest is Scott's description of the murder of John the Fearless at Montereau in 1419 and his tracing of that event's disastrous effects through the fifteenth century.
Scott drew on standard sources, but the interpretation of the material and the historical vision are his own. Modern readers will be especially engaged by his interpretation of the character of Joan of Arc. Readers will also be interested to compare Scott's treatment of history and its leading figures with his novels set in the same period and country, namely, Quentin Durward and Anne of Geierstein.