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Chivalry - James Branch Cabell

Paperback Published: 24th April 2007
ISBN: 9781406841299
Number Of Pages: 132

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Imprimis, as concerns the authenticity of these tales perhaps the less debate may be the higher wisdom, if only because this Nicolas de Caen, by common report, was never a Gradgrindian. And in this volume in particular, writing it (as Nicolas is supposed to have done) in 1470, as a dependant on the Duke of Burgundy, it were but human nature should he, in dealing with the putative descendants of Dom Manuel and Alianora of Provence, be niggardly in his ascription of praiseworthy traits to any member of the house of Lancaster or of Valois. Rather must one in common reason accept old Nicolas as confessedly a partisan writer, who upon occasion will recolor an event with such nuances as will be least inconvenient to a Yorkist and Burgundian bias. The reteller of these stories needs in addition to plead guilty of having abridged the tales with a free hand. Item, these tales have been a trifle pulled about, most notably in "The Story of the Satraps," where it seemed advantageous, on reflection, to put into Gloucester's mouth a history which in the original version was related ab ovo, and as a sort of bungling prologue to the story proper.

ISBN: 9781406841299
ISBN-10: 1406841293
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 132
Published: 24th April 2007
Publisher: Echo Library
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 0.8
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Type: Abridged

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