An Enemy to the King

From the recently discovered memoirs of the Sieur de la Tournoire

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Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 104,480 / 290 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.5
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 826
Added to site: 2005.12.09
mnybks.net#: 12140
Origin: gutenberg.org

"Those who love chivalry, fighting, and intrigue will find it, and of good quality, in this book."--New York Critic

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d future, the Paris into which, after taking this comprehensive view from the towers of the Louvre and the Tour de Bois away leftward, to the Tour de Billy away right ward, I urged my horse with a jubilant heart. It was a quite dark Paris by the time I plunged into it. The Rue St. Denis, along which I rode, was beginning to be lighted here and there by stray rays from windows. The still narrower streets, that ran, like crooked corridors in a great château, from the large thoroughfare, seemed to be altogether dark.

But, dark as the city had become, I had determined to explore some of it that night, so charming was its novelty, so inviting to me were its countless streets, leading to who knows what? I stopped at a large inn in the Rue St. Denis, saw my tired horse well cared for by an hostler, who seemed amazed at my rustic solicitude for details, had my portmanteau deposited in a clean, white-washed chamber, overlooking the street, ate a supper such as only a Paris innkeeper can serve and a ravenous youth f

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Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
2011.09.13
CO'Neil
****.

Plenty of action, adventure and swordplay in 1600s France.

A little too heavy on the romance, introspection and second-guessing for my taste, but well worth reading overall.


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