Wife of Martin Guerre

Wife of Martin Guerre

by Janet Lewis, Kevin Haworth
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Wife of Martin Guerre

One morning in January, 1539, a wedding was celebrated in the village of Artigues. That night the two children who had been espoused to one another lay in bed in the house of the groom's father. They were Bertrande de Rols, aged eleven years, and Martin Guerre, who was no older, both offspring of rich peasant families as ancient, as feudal and as proud as any of the great seignorial houses of Gascony.

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ISBN-13: 9780804003216
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publication date: 07/01/1967
Edition description: 1
Pages: 109
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Kevin Haworth vii

Foreword for the First Swallow Press Edition Janet Lewis xvii

The Wife of Martin Guerre

I Artigues 1

II Rieux 65

III Toulouse 73

Afterword: The Return of Janet Lewis Larry McMurtry 99

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This retelling of an actual 12th century French court case was made into a well respected movie. A book group reading of it offered one of the best discusssions in the 20+ years of book group selctions. It ranks with the Nobel winning Saramagu's book 'Blindness' for a timeless story of personal and societal conflict. The conflict between truth, brutality, justice, gender, fidelity is not easily settled. The discussion that results is deep and endless.