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Quentin Durward is a young Scotsman seeking fame and fortune in the France of Louis XI in the fourteenth century. He knows little and understands ...Show synopsisQuentin Durward is a young Scotsman seeking fame and fortune in the France of Louis XI in the fourteenth century. He knows little and understands less, but Scott represents his ignorance and naivet? as useful to "the most sagacious prince in Europe" who needs servants motivated solely by the desire for coin and credit and lacking any interest in France, which would interfere with the execution of his political aims. In "Quentin Durward" Scott studies the first modern state in the process of destroying the European feudal system.Hide synopsis
It was a happy surprise when I opened the package and realized I had in my hands an old library edition of one of Scott's classics, Quentin Durward. It has lovely art work .
The book arrived in good time and in excellent shape.
I recently watched the Hollywood movie version of Quentin Durward (in several Youtube installments), starring Robert Taylor, Kaye Kendall, and Robert Morley; and I decided to pick up a used hard-bound copy to read in the original literary format. Even after having read barely 70 pages of the book, ...
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