The White Company and Sir Nigel

The White Company and Sir Nigel

by Arthur Conan Doyle
     
 

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is best known as the creator of Sherlock Holmes. But his favorite of all his books was this sweeping historical adventure set in the Middle Ages.

When young Alleyne Edricson sets out into the world he has no idea of the exciting adventures he will have. It is 1366 and England is at war with Spain. Alleyne becomes a squire to Sir Nigel

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is best known as the creator of Sherlock Holmes. But his favorite of all his books was this sweeping historical adventure set in the Middle Ages.

When young Alleyne Edricson sets out into the world he has no idea of the exciting adventures he will have. It is 1366 and England is at war with Spain. Alleyne becomes a squire to Sir Nigel Loring and journeys to France to join the White Company, a bold band of archers. On the way, he is involved in jousts, a skirmish with vicious pirates, a daring rescue from a besieged castle, and a fierce battle in which Alleyne risks death to save Sir Nigel and the Company from defeat.

Written by one of the world's most beloved author's and illustrated by one of our most distinguished arists, The White Company brings to life a medieval world of chivalry and stirring adventures that will delight readers of all ages.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Despite the enduring popularity of the Holmes and Watson mysteries, Conan Doyle considered these two knight-in-armor stories to be his finest work. When published in 1891, The White Company became Britain's best-selling book since Ivanhoe, surpassing A Tale of Two Cities, Treasure Island, and other literary giants. Oddly, this is the first time the two have ever been collected in a single volume. This dual edition contains an introduction by George MacDonald Fraser. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
Internet Bookwatch
Doyle is best known for his Holmes intrigue creations, but he considered these novels of chivalry and adventure as among his finest achievements, though they are not well known or attributed to his fame. White Company & Sir Nigel provides the two publications under one cover for the first time, providing his historical fiction in their proper light and inviting Doyle fans to a taste of something different.
Kirkus Reviews
The creator of Sherlock Holmes took so much greater pride in a series of carefully researched historical novels that posterity has largely forgotten that he tossed his best-loved hero into Reichenbach Falls in order to head off the temptation to revive him. Now Akadine has paired Conan Doyle's best-known medieval fantasy, which outsold A Tale of Two Cities, Kidnapped, and Ben-Hur, with the prequel—a story depicting the early years of stalwart bantam Sir Nigel Loring. In his judicious introduction, George MacDonald Fraser, while acknowledging that both volumes are "juvenile blood-and-thunders" filled with hairbreadth escapes, impossibly noble heroes, a thoroughly unfashionable appetite for blood and thunder, and a rosy-eyed view of the Middle Ages whose Victorianism has dated as severely as its subject, notes their popularity with readers from Dwight Eisenhower to John Ford.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781888173901
Publisher:
Akadine Press, The
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Series:
Common Reader Editions Series
Edition description:
A COMMON R
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
6.15(w) x 9.27(h) x 1.34(d)

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