Reade, Charles: The Cloister and The Hearth
Dimenzije: 11,00 x 18,00 cm.
Opseg: 733 stranica.
Uvez: meki, plastificirani.
Stanje knjige: vrlo dobro, s patinom vremena.
A picaresque historical novel by Charles Reade, published in 1861 and set in late medieval Holland and Europe.
The novel focuses on the story of a young scribe and illuminator named Gerard Eliason and his love for Margaret Brandt, daughter of a poor scholar. Interacting with them is a cast of vividly drawn characters and various historical personages. The overarching theme through all of their adventures is the conflict between man's obligations to family and to Church.
Long considered a literary classic, it has been critically acclaimed as one of the greatest historical novels in English. Reade affected a medieval writing style and used much archaic language even for his nineteenth century readers.