The Arm and the Darkness

The Arm and the Darkness In Seventeenth Century France, Catholics And Huguenots Are Locked In A Battle For The Soul Of The Nation Against This Tumultuous Backdrop, Bestselling Author Taylor Caldwell Spins A Stirring Tale Of Romance, Suspense, And Adventure In The Grand Tradition Of Alexandre DumasAt The Heart Of The Novel Are The Two De Richepin Brothers Ars Ne, A Swashbuckling Nobleman Who Must Abandon His Devil May Care Attitude When He Falls In Love With A Catholic Peasant Girl, And Louis, A Priest Whose Devotion To The Word Of God Puts Him At Odds With The Needs Of Man As Ars Ne And Louis Are Drawn Into A World Of Double Crosses And Palace Intrigues, They Encounter A Remarkable Cast Of Real Life Historical Figures, Including The Sly Cardinal Richelieu And The Suspected Traitor Queen AnneFull Of Secret Plots, Passionate Embraces, And Angry Mobs, The Arm And The Darkness Is An Admirable And Convincing Portrait Of One Of The Most Fascinating Epochs In The History Of Europe New York Times

Also known by the pen names Marcus Holland and Max Reiner Taylor Caldwell was born in Manchester, England In 1907 she emigrated to the United States with her parents and younger brother Her father died shortly after the move, and the family struggled At the age of eight she started to write stories, and in fact wrote her first novel, The Romance of Atlantis, at the age of twelve although it

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • The Arm and the Darkness
  • Taylor Caldwell
  • 18 February 2018
  • 9780449226278

10 thoughts on “The Arm and the Darkness

  1. says:

    I found this book online and read the first two chapters fell in love with it and got it from the library I am old fashioned and love reading a real paper book I started reading the third chapter and it was a catastrophe This book was first published in 1943, when Caldwell was 43 years of age, but the third chapter seemed to have been written by a teenager.

  2. says:

    Mi libro favorito

  3. says:

    I really wanted to like this book but its florid style overwhelms its passable plot.

  4. says:

    An old epic historical novel that was 1st printed in 1943.

  5. says:

    Good readIt was a good experience But the ending I did not like Though no one can dispute about the French immigration to America, but the great shipment of French men and women to New France occurred 40 years later during the reign of Louis XIV.

  6. says:

    Now all at once the invisible but crushing wings of Louis old agony lifted, fled away into soundless space A wild and unfathomable fulfillment flooded his soul, and with it came a feeling of power and ecstasy, and great release It shook the bastions of his grim gray hatred He was transported to some realm of flame, unbearably bright, and his spirit seemed to become incandescent He shivered His heard rolled and tugged Nameless cries rang through his ears his loneliness was consumed like a straw in a leaping fire He thought I am not alone And as if the words were a spell, the pillar of salt that was his mind was shattered and destroyed and poured out.

  7. says:

    As hostilities flare between Catholic and Huguenot, Cardinal Richelieu relentlessly pursues the favors of Queen Anne The story tells the saga of two brothers, Arsene de Richepin and Monsieur de Rechepin, personal secretary of Cardinal Richelieu They represent two opposite worlds which never will meet each other The author has a similar style as Dumas in telling some historical facts, the pre revolutionary ideas of Paul de Vitry and the high price he payed for this, the dramatic siege of La Rochelle by the french and english people.

  8. says:

    Can t seem to get enough of Taylor Caldwell.6 26 Evidently I could stalled out on this one after 66 pages While Caldwell wrote extremely well about the 19th and early 20th centuries, and also wrote successful novels with biblical settings, she seemed out of her depth in the 17th century Paris of Cardinal Richelieu To me it had the feel and ambiance of one of those technicolor costume dramas made at 20th Century Fox in the 1940s and 1950s.

  9. says:

    Un libro incre ble Taylor Caldwell es una excelente narradora una maestra de la novela hist rica.

  10. says:

    poor book, terrible reader audio book for the Blind

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