The cloister and the hearth [NOOK Book]


A heart-rending - and true - story of mediaeval love frustrated by one of the greatest historical novelists
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The cloister and the hearth

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A heart-rending - and true - story of mediaeval love frustrated by one of the greatest historical novelists
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  • BN ID: 2940017006009
  • Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1944 volume
  • File size: 426 KB

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Accurate and historically meticulous, Reade is still rightly famous for his touching love story
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  • Posted August 25, 2010

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    Gerard Eliassoen seems destined for greatness. As good and kind as he is talented, Gerard aspires to study art and calligraphy in Italy and then become a priest. But when Margaret Brandt's auburn hair and violet eyes capture his attention, he finds himself falling in love with the most charming and virtuous girl in Holland. Because marriage would ruin Gerard's chances at becoming a priest, his father and self-seeking brothers oppose the couple's plans. But Gerard and Margaret soon discover an even greater foe-the village Burgomaster (mayor). Will courage and love carry them through the trails ahead? Or will their enemies succeed at creating an insurmoutable gulf between them?

    An excellent book about love and the strong greed for money.
    Set in the 1500's it has an almost Romeo and Juliet feel to it. But I've never been a fan of Romeo and Juliet. So when I had to do a book report at school I chose this book over one of Shakespear's most famous works.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    Not recommend

    Read to the end thinking something exciting had to eventually happen...very disappointing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2012

    A wonderful, spell-binding and humorous tour de force

    This excellent book is about two young Dutch lovers, Gerard Eliason and Margaret Brandt, forced to separate by an avaricious burgomaster. Gerard makes his way to Rome after many adventures and encounters and starts saving for his triumphal return to claim Margret. He receives a forged letter telling him that Margret is dead and in despair, becomes a friar. Margret is not only alive but has given birth to thier son.

    The plot's twists and turns as the lies are exposed and the lovers reunited are spellbinding. Fans of Ken Follett's writing will wonder if he ghost-wrote this novel till they remember that Reade wrote this novel approximately a century before Follett's birth. One giveaway is that Follett does not use humor and insight into human nature as well as Reade. As a Follett fan, I have to admit that this novel is better than anything Follett has done to date.

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