The Siege (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Grove/Atlantic, Inc., Jul 13, 2010 - Fiction - 336 pages
15 Reviews
In the Albanian mountains during the fifteenth century, the Ottoman Army works to conquer a Christian fortress in hopes of taking control of its people and ruining their way of life.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: The Siege

User Review  - Ajk - Goodreads

Maybe it's because I just finished Wu Ming's Altai, but I really didn't have it in me for a straight-siege book. The story is a fictionalized account of one of the many Ottoman sieges of Albania in ... Read full review

Review: The Siege

User Review  - Thomas HŁbner - Goodreads Albania in the middle of the 15th century. Gjergj Kastrioti, called Skanderbeg, is resisting the advance of the Ottoman armies and is fighting a kind of hit-and-run ... Read full review

Selected pages

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

Ismail Kadare is the most prominent of contemporary Albanian writers. He has written poetry, short stories, literary criticism, and seven novels. His works have been translated and published in more than two dozen countries. An internationally known figure, he has visited and lectured in many countries. He was also a representative to Albania's People's Assembly. In 1990 Kadare left Albania for Paris where he became openly dissident.

Bibliographic information