The Grey Cloak

The Grey Cloak

by Harold Macgrath
     
 

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Sixteenth century France was an exciting and turbulent setting for the story of The Grey Cloak. It was an especially good time to be alive if you were young, handsome, rich, titled and highly regarded by the French Court. The Chevalier du Cevennes was all of those, but he was about to discover that everything could change in a matter of minutes.
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Sixteenth century France was an exciting and turbulent setting for the story of The Grey Cloak. It was an especially good time to be alive if you were young, handsome, rich, titled and highly regarded by the French Court. The Chevalier du Cevennes was all of those, but he was about to discover that everything could change in a matter of minutes.
First the Chevalier is banned from Paris, and then a falling-out with his father leaves him penniless...and worse. He takes ship and sails to the North American continent, New France. In Quebec he drops his title and is known only as Monsieur du Cevennes.
Adventure follows adventure, and this story has more twists and turns than the back alleys of Paris. Can love be in Monsieur du Cevennes future? Will his title and fortunes be returned to him? Will he be reconciled with his father? The answer to these and many more questions will be found in the The Grey Cloak, a novel torn from the pages of history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612036212
Publisher:
Bottom of the Hill Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/2012
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Directed by Victor Fleming, it starred Fairbanks, Ruth Renick, and Wallace Beery and was distributed through the newly created United Artists. It is said that during this same time, a young Boris Karloff, who previously had a few uncredited film roles, chose his stage name for his first screen credit in 1920 from the MacGrath novel The Drums of Jeopardy, which had also been published by The Saturday Evening Post in January of that year and which featured a Russian mad scientist character named Boris Karlov. The name Boris Karlov was used from MacGrath's book for the 1922 Broadway play, but by 1923 with actor Boris Karloff using the similar sounding variation, the film version renamed the character Gregor Karlov. Harold MacGrath's success made him a wealthy man and, although he traveled the world extensively, Syracuse, New York, was his home, and it was there in 1912 that he built an English country-style mansion renowned for its landscaped gardens. In an article in the April 23, 1932, issue of The Saturday Evening Post written under the title "The Short Autobiography of a Deaf Man", MacGrath told the public how he had struggled early in life as a result of a hearing impairment. At a time in history when deaf people were almost automatically considered as lacking intellectual acuity, he had hid this from his employer and others. Harold MacGrath died at his home in Syracuse a few months after the article was published. Source:Wikipedia.
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