The White Company

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Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 151,399 / 414 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.1
LoC Category: PR
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 5,293
mnybks.net#: 2316
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Audiobook, Adventure, War

An historical adventure set during the Hundred Years War.

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to remembrance of the laws under which ye live."

At this sudden outflame of wrath the two witnesses sank their faces on to their chests, and sat as men crushed. The Abbot turned his angry eyes away from them and bent them upon the accused, who met his searching gaze with a firm and composed face.

"What hast thou to say, brother John, upon these weighty things which are urged against you?"

"Little enough, good father, little enough," said the novice, speaking English with a broad West Saxon drawl. The brothers, who were English to a man, pricked up their ears at the sound of the homely and yet unfamiliar speech; but the Abbot flushed red with anger, and struck his hand upon the oaken arm of his chair.

"What talk is this?" he cried. "Is this a tongue to be used within the walls of an old and well-famed monastery? But grace and learning have ever gone hand in hand, and when one is lost it is needless to look for the other."

"I know not about that," said brother John. "I know only that the wo

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Average Rating of 5 from 2 reviews: *****
2012.06.07
bhold
*****

I am a big fan of Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories and this book is every bit as good. I highly recommend it.

2009.06.18
Arvid
*****

This, believe it or not, was my introduction to Doyle, long before I read any Sherlock Holmes stories. Our 7th-grade English book had abridged and annotated versions of three different classic novels and "The White Company" was one of them.

I wanted to read the whole thing, and fortunately the local library had a copy. I read it a number of times through Junior High, and it led me to seek out other Doyle works. The man was a great storyteller, and this book shows you why, in spades!

Its historical accuracy probably doesn't jibe with 21st-Century norms, but from my further reading (yes, it did interest me in the history involved) it's also not as bad as a lot of historical novels from the same era.

I highly recommend this for kids and kids at heart. In fact, I just re-read it again!


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