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The Fair God
     

The Fair God

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by Lew Wallace
 

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This manuscript was found (said Wallace in his Introduction, which was fiction of a cloth with the novel to follow) among a heap of old dispatches from the Viceroy Mendoza to the Emperor. It must have been to give him a more complete idea of the Aztecan people and their civilization, or to lighten the burdens of royalty by an amusement to which, it is known,

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This manuscript was found (said Wallace in his Introduction, which was fiction of a cloth with the novel to follow) among a heap of old dispatches from the Viceroy Mendoza to the Emperor. It must have been to give him a more complete idea of the Aztecan people and their civilization, or to lighten the burdens of royalty by an amusement to which, it is known, Charles V. was not averse. Besides, Mendoza, in his difficulty with the Marquess of the Valley (Cortes), failed not to avail himself of every means likely to propitiate his cause with the court, and especially with the Royal Council of the Indies. It is not altogether improbable, therefore, that the manuscript was forwarded for the entertainment of the members of the Council and the lordly personages of the Court. . . . everything relative to the New World, and particularly the dazzling conquest of Mexico.

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ISBN-13:
9781434467584
Publisher:
Wildside Press
Publication date:
04/30/2008
Pages:
604
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.34(d)

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Lew Wallace was an American lawyer, Union general in the American Civil War, governor of the New Mexico Territory, politician, diplomat, and author from Indiana.

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The Fair God 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want to be taken back into time to to when the Incas ruled Tenochtitlan, then this is the book for you. The Fair God, written by the author of Ben-Hur and the Prince of India, is historic historical fiction at its very best.