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The Sunne in Splendour: A Novel of Richard III

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ISBN13: 9780312375935
ISBN10: 031237593x
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A glorious novel of the controversial Richard III---a monarch betrayed in life by his allies and betrayed in death by history

In this beautifully rendered modern classic, Sharon Kay Penman redeems Richard III---vilified as the bitter, twisted, scheming hunchback who murdered his nephews, the princes in the Tower---from his maligned place in history with a dazzling combination of research and storytelling.

 

Born into the treacherous courts of fifteenth-century England, in the midst of what history has called The War of the Roses, Richard was raised in the shadow of his charismatic brother, King Edward IV. Loyal to his friends and passionately in love with the one woman who was denied him, Richard emerges as a gifted man far more sinned against than sinning.

 

This magnificent retelling of his life is ?lled with all of the sights and sounds of battle, the customs and lore of the ?fteenth century, the rigors of court politics, and the passions and prejudices of royalty.

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Sharon Kay Penman is the author of five critically acclaimed historical novels and two medieval mysteries, one of which was a finalist for an Edgar Award for Best First Mystery from the Mystery Writers of America.

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sbf700, September 20, 2011 (view all comments by sbf700)
As I do not care for lengthy, turgid reviews, I will keep this comment to the point. Without question, this is THE definitive historical novel about Richard III, his brother Edward IV and the truly dreadful War of the Roses. It captured the flavor of the period beautifully when I first read it 25 years ago and a re-reading this summer has only intensified my opinion of the book as now I have a much greater knowledge of all the major characters. I wish I could assign it 10 stars.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312375935
Author:
Penman, Sharon Kay
Publisher:
Griffin
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Biographical fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
944
Dimensions:
8.28 x 5.5 x 1.655 in
Age Level:
08-UP

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