Agincourt

by Cornwell, Bernard.

Format: Large Print ©2009.
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Summary
"Agincourtis classic Cornwell...[with] attention to historical detail, well-paced action, and descriptive writing that is a pleasure to read."
--Boston Globe

Bernard Cornwell, the New York Times bestselling "reigning king of historical fiction" (USA Today), tackles his most thrilling, rich, and enthralling subject yet--the heroic tale of Agincourt. The epic battle immortalized by William Shakespeare in his classic Henry V is the background for this breathtaking tale of heroism, love, devotion, and duty from the legendary author of the Richard Sharpe novels and the Saxon Tales. This extraordinary adventure will captivate from page one, proving once again and most powerfully, as author Lee Child attests, that "nobody in the world does this stuff better than Cornwell."

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Few medieval battles are as well known as the Battle of Agincourt, and few contemporary writers are as qualified as Cornwell to re-create such a legendary conflict. Anyone who has read or seen Shakespeare's Henry V is familiar with the remarkable tale of the woefully outnumbered English army's stirring victory against vastly superior French forces on October 25, 1415 (St. Crispin's Day). In his own inimitable style, Cornwell breathes new life into the military campaign that revolutionized warfare and heralded the beginning of the end of the Hundred Years' War. At the heart of Cornwell's retelling is longbowman Nicholas Hook, an intriguing antihero with a questionable past, whose straightforward soldier's viewpoint sheds intimate light on the complexities and the attendant gore and the glory of the battlefield. This fine stand-alone from the author of the multivolume Sharpe novels and the Saxon Tales is a must-read for fans of authentically detailed historical fiction who like their battle scenes drawn with a realistically bold, brutal, and bloody strokes.--Flanagan, Margaret Copyright 2008 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "A literary veteran of the Napoleonic Wars and the U.S. Civil War, Cornwell returns to the Hundred Years War era in this action-packed if slightly melodramatic epic about King Henry V and the Battle of Agincourt in 1415. Nicholas Hook, an English forester, is on the run after interfering with a rapist priest and ends up a mercenary defender at Soissons, where he saves a young and beautiful novitiate, Melisande. With his French prize in tow, he returns to England and signs on with Henry's army as an archer. Back on French soil, he fights and slogs his way to Agincourt, where 6,000 Englishmen confront 30,000 French soldiers. Hearing the voice of St. Crispinian whispering to him in times of personal crisis, Hook has his hands full with the French and defending himself from the vengeance-seeking rapist priest and Melisande's father. The crisply rendered battle scenes are adrenaline rushes of blood, thunder and clashing swords that transport the reader back to the early 15th century. Unfortunately, Hook's Hollywood-ready construction undercuts the "you are there" feeling of Cornwell's otherwise vivid recreation of Henry V's greatest military triumph. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Agincourt, Battle of, Agincourt, France, 1415 -- Fiction.
Soldiers -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Great Britain -- History -- Henry V, 1413-1422 -- Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Publisher New York :HarperLuxe,©2009.
Edition 1st HarperLuxe ed.
Language English
Notes "Larger print"--P. [4] of cover.
Description 640 pages (large print) : maps ; 23 cm
ISBN 9780061719721 (pbk.)
0061719722 (pbk.)
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