Gaveston

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Gay Men's Press, 1997 - Favorites, Royal - 317 pages
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A brilliant retelling of a true medieval tale that has entered gay mythology.

"What Hunt has done is no less than the finest of literature: creating myth, in its most powerful form, whose vision enriches us" -- John Preston

"Chris Hunt has carved out a comfortable niche as the author of highly readable historical epics set against a well-researched background" -- Gay times, London

"First of all, let it be set down that Piers Gaveston was the most beautiful creation on God's earth, and if it had not been so, his joys and his pains would have been in proportion the less. Set it down that Gaveston had eyes as green as emeralds, and a smile that dazzled like the sun..". And so Edward II begins the famous tale of his excellent Gaveston. They were young lovers blinded by dreams of Camelot and knights in shining armor, but caught in a web of courtly jealousy and prejudice that eventually destroyed them both. Their story has inspired writers and dramatists from Christopher Marlowe to Derek Jarman, and is recreated here in Chris Hunt's inimitable and well-researched style.

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
23
Section 3
38
Copyright

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About the author (1997)

Chris Hunt is a former journalist and current national communications director for Trout Unlimited. He serves on the Idaho Wildlife Federation board of directors and the Outdoor Writers Association of America. An award-winning journalist, his work has appeared in the "New York Times" and "Field & Stream" magazine. This is his third book on trout fishing.

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