Under the Rose

A Story of the Loves of a Duke and a Jester

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1903
Language: English
Wordcount: 84,274 / 258 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.5
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 800
Added to site: 2007.12.03
mnybks.net#: 19231
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Romance

A most entertaining book--the plot is unique; the style is graceful and clever; the whole story is pervaded by a spirit of sunshine and good humor, and the ending is a happy one.

Show Excerpt

to the personal challenge which had once passed between the two great monarchs. "With a throne for the victor!" he added gaily, indicating Triboulet's chair of state.

The clatter and din awoke Rabelais, who drowsily regarded the combatants with lack-luster gaze and undoubtedly thought himself once more amid the fanciful conflicts of fearful giants.

"Fall to, Pantagruel, my merry Paladin!" he exclaimed bombastically. "Cut, slash, stab, fence and justle!" And himself, reaching for an imaginary sword, encountered the tankard which he would have raised to his lips but that his shaggy head fell again to the board before his willing arm had obeyed the passing impulse of his sluggish brain.

"Fence!--justle!" he murmured, and slept once more.

But the parrot, again disturbed, could not so easily compose itself to slumber. Whipping its head from its downy nest, it outspread its gray wings gloriously and screamed and shouted, as though venting all the thunders of the Vatican upon the offendin

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for Under the Rose by Frederic Stewart Isham - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for Under the Rose by Frederic Stewart Isham - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for Under the Rose by Frederic Stewart Isham - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for Under the Rose by Frederic Stewart Isham - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for Under the Rose by Frederic Stewart Isham - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Fearsome
by S.A. Wolfe
Emma
by Jane Austen
Romeo and Juliet
by William Shakespeare
'Tween Snow and Fire
by Bertram Mitford
Persuasion
by Jane Austen
Desert Love
by Joan Conquest
All For Love
by John Dryden
Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Brontė
A Poor Wise Man
by Mary Roberts Rinehart
Ayala's Angel
by Anthony Trollope

See more popular titles from this genre.