|Plot Summary of Quentin Durward|
The novel takes place in the fifteenth century in France during the reign of Louis XI. Quentin Durward, a young Scot, has come to seek his fortune and is employed by the king to escort the Countess Isabelle de Croye to the castle of the Bishop of Liege.
The secret plot of the king is that William de la Marck will attack the party and abduct Isabelle. Quentin succeeds in foiling the plot, but when he arrives at the castle with Isabelle, there is further trouble. William attacks and murders the bishop. Quentin and Isabelle escape to Burgundy. The King arrives and it is agreed that Isabelle will be the prize of whoever can conquer la Marck in battle. When Quentin gets credit for this, he finally wins the lady.
This synopsis report prepared by Jack Goodstein
|Chapter Analysis of Quentin Durward|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- distant past/middle ages
Life of a profession:
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- champion of justice
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 7 ()
Weird Victorian/Shakespearean English?
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
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