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King of the wood

1st U.S. ed.

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Published by St. Martin's Press in New York .
Written in English.

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From Library Journal
In A.D. 1100 King William Rufus, son of William the Conqueror, was killed during a hunt. Although no one knows who shot the fatal arrow, Anand provides an intriguing story of what might have been. William Rufus faced opposition from his two brothers and numerous lords under his dominion in England and France. He drew the condemnation of Church authorities for his homosexual liaisons. He ignored the grievances of his impoverished subjects, many of whom continued to practice ancient fertility rituals in the hope of improving their economic lot. Anand pulls seemingly unrelated subplots tighter and tighter as the novel progresses, drawing the principal characters together to the fateful day of the king's death. In the process she masterfully re-creates the chaos and passion of a turbulent time.

(Norman Quartet #4)

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.914
Library of Congress
PR6051.N34 K56 1988

The Physical Object

Pagination
x, 468 p. ;
Number of pages
468

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2207831M
Internet Archive
kingofwood00anan
ISBN 10
031202939X
LC Control Number
89030082
Library Thing
334989
Goodreads
1790253
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