Quentin Durward

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Published: 1830
Language: French
Wordcount: 207,217 / 684 pg
LoC Category: PQ
Downloads: 1,645
Added to site: 2006.07.14
mnybks.net#: 14217
Origin: gutenberg.org
More Info: en.wikipedia.org
Genres: War, Adventure, Romance

The story of a Scottish archer in the service of the French King Louis XI.

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ère que chaque bouffée intermittente de fumée était presque imperceptible, je lui adressai ce petit nombre de questions que partout, et surtout en France, le savoir-vivre autorise un étranger à faire, sans l'exposer au reproche d'impertinence. Le marquis de Haut-Lieu, car c'était un marquis, fut aussi laconique et aussi sentencieux que la politesse française le permettait; il répondit à toutes mes questions, mais ne m'en fit aucune, et ne m'encouragea nullement à lui en adresser d'autres.

La vérité était que, n'étant pas très-accessible pour les étrangers de quelque nation qu'ils fussent, ni même pour ceux de ses compatriotes qu'il ne connaissait pas, le marquis avait surtout une réserve toute particulière à l'égard des Anglais. Ce sentiment pouvait être un reste de l'ancien préjugé national; peut-être aussi venait-il de l'id&

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