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The novel takes place in the fifteenth century in France during the reign of Louis XI. Quentin Durward, a young Scot, has come to seek his fortune and is employed by the king to escort the Countess Isabelle de Croye to the castle of the Bishop of Liege.
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The secret plot of the king is that William de la Marck will attack the party and abduct Isabelle. Quentin succeeds in foiling the plot, but when he arrives at the castle with Isabelle, there is further trouble. William attacks and murders the bishop. Quentin and Isabelle escape to Burgundy. The King arrives and it is agreed that Isabelle will be the prize of whoever can conquer la Marck in battle. When Quentin gets credit for this, he finally wins the lady.

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Life of a profession:    -   king/queen/royalty Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Lover is    -   bodyguard

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France

Writing Style

Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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