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The Resource The iron king, Maurice Druon ; translated from the French by Humphrey Hare

The iron king, Maurice Druon ; translated from the French by Humphrey Hare

Label
The iron king
Title
The iron king
Statement of responsibility
Maurice Druon ; translated from the French by Humphrey Hare
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"The Iron King--Philip the Fair--is as cold and silent, as handsome and unblinking as a statue. He governs his realm with an iron hand, but he cannot rule his own family: his sons are weak and their wives adulterous; while his red-blooded daughter Isabella is unhappily married to an English king who prefers the company of men. A web of scandal, murder and intrigue is weaving itself around the Iron King; but his downfall will come from an unexpected quarter. Bent on the persecution of the rich and powerful Knights Templar, Philip sentences Grand Master Jacques Molay to be burned at the stake, thus drawing down upon himself a curse that will destroy his entire dynasty..."--P. [4] of cover
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Summary
Originally published in France in 1955, this sweeping 1st volume in a seven-book saga about the Hundred Years' War finally makes its English-language debut. Set in the year 1314, the story takes place during the reign of despotic French King Philip the Fair and focuses on disenfranchised Lord Robert of Artois, whose attempts to reclaim his birthright ignite a conflict that will engulf all of France and destroy a dynasty. Steeped in sex, violence, and political intrigue, this book will captivate readers of sprawling, dramatic, and intricately plotted historical fiction. - Description by Gillian Speace
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024982
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
843.92
Illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the French
LC call number
PS
Literary form
fiction
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Series statement
The accursed kings
Series volume
1
Target audience
adult
Label
The iron king, Maurice Druon ; translated from the French by Humphrey Hare
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm809935777
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 340 pages
Isbn
9780007491261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
genealogical table, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)809935777
  • (Sirsi) a1176372
  • (OCoLC)809935777
Label
The iron king, Maurice Druon ; translated from the French by Humphrey Hare
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm809935777
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 340 pages
Isbn
9780007491261
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
genealogical table, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)809935777
  • (Sirsi) a1176372
  • (OCoLC)809935777

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