Quentin Durward

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Edinburgh University Press, Apr 10, 2001 - Fiction - 595 pages
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Quentin Durward is a young Scotsman seeking fame and fortune in the France of Louis XI in the fourteenth century. He knows little and understands less, but Scott represents his ignorance and naivetA(c) as useful to "the most sagacious prince in Europe" who needs servants motivated solely by the desire for coin and credit and lacking any interest in France, which would interfere with the execution of his political aims. In "Quentin Durward" Scott studies the first modern state in the process of destroying the European feudal system.

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I recall reading this with my mother many years ago. The superstitious but cunning Louis XI and the proud and foolish bishop (of Beauvais) stay in my mind more than Quentin himself. Read full review

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QUENTIN DURWARD
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J. H. Alexander is senior lecturer in English at the University of Aberdeen.

G. A. M. Wood is senior lecturer in English at the University of Stirling.

J. H. Alexander is senior lecturer in English at the University of Aberdeen.G. A. M. Wood is senior lecturer in English at the University of Stirling.

Wood held posts at Yale, the University of California, and the University of Stirling, from which he is now retired. He is general editor of the Edinburgh Editions of the Waverley novels.