Anne Of Geierstein by Sir Walter Scott
Anne of Geierstein is set in Central Europe in the fifteenth century, but it is a remarkably modern novel, for the central issues are the political instability and violence that arise from the mix of peoples and the fluidity of European boundaries. With Anne of Geierstein, Scott concludes the unfinished historical business of Quentin Durward. Two exiled Lancastrians are on a secret mission to the court of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, hoping to gain his help in regaining the English crown from the Yorkist Edward IV. The two Englishmen get into difficulties in the Swiss mountains. They meet Countess Anne and her family, who are involved in the politics of the newly independent Swiss Confederation and plan to confront Charles with complaints about his conduct towards the Swiss nation. The two groups decide to travel together. Anne may have inherited magical skills from her grandmother, enabling her to perform feats which defy explanation. The travellers also encounter a shadowy organization known as the Vehmgericht or Secret Tribunal.
- New Century Library Works Volume XXIII
- Publisher Thomas Nelson and Sons, London; 1901
- Navy Blue Soft Leather Hardback With Gilt Title, 596pp
- Size 165 x 110mm, 350g
Condition: Good – No Dust Jacket, Rubbed Edges, College Library Label, Good Copy
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