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The Return of Martin Guerre
The Return of Martin Guerre
Author: Natalie Davis
The clever peasant Arnaud du Tilh had almost won his case, when a man with a wooden leg swaggered into the French courtroom, denounced du TiIh, and reestablished his claim to the identity, property, and wife of Martin Guerre. This book, by the noted historian who served as a consultant for the film, adds new dimensions to this famous legend.
ISBN-13: 9780674766914
ISBN-10: 0674766911
Publication Date: 7/1984
Pages: 176
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Publisher: Harvard University Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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I read this book for a history class on European women during the renaissance. I loved it. I actually was sad at the end. I also felt like an awful miscarriage of justice had been done. I felt sorry for Bertrande. I couldn't imagine living through what she had to. Particularly what happened to her and the Martin that she came to love.

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This book was great! Seeing the movie first helped me follow along better and gave me a good visual (dirty peasants!) The plot kept me in suspense to the end- I almost thought he would get away with it and lead a happy ever after.
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Had to read it for a history class, loved it!
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Read this before you rent the movie.


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