A chronicle of the life and love of Ansiau and Alis in 12th-century France. Set in the time of the Third Crusade, Zoe Oldenbourg's novel (a translation of ARGILE ET CENDRES) is powerfully compelling and a true classic, capturing the strength and brutality, squalor and beauty, faith and ignorance, pageantry and agony of Europe's Middle Ages. First published in 1949. 'Oldenbourg's narrative, with its beautiful descriptions and its realistic characters, makes a lasting impression on the mind and heart' Good Book Guide
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Zoe Oldenbourg was born in St Petersburg in 1916 and was educated at the Lycee Moliere and the Sorbonne in Paris. The author of a number of outstanding historical novels, including THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH and THE CORNERSTONE, which won the Prix Femina in 1953, her historical works include CATHERINE OF RUSSIA and MASSACRE AT MONTSEGUR.Language Notes:
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French
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Book Description Phoenix Press, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Excellent Trade PB: INTERIOR: NO page markings, Very Clean, Tight, EXTERIOR: NO spine creasing, May have very light normal shelf rubbing. Interior is excellent; Exterior has light minor shelf wear. Most int'l arrive 4-10 business days. Choose Expedited or 2 day for faster delivery. Bookseller Inventory # 927010062
Book Description Phoenix Press, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111842125125