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The Talisman

Walter Scott

The Talisman is Sir Walter Scott's tale of the Crusades – a tale of chivalry, of violence, of virtue, romance, and deceit. In Scott's own words: "_…the warlike character of Richard I, wild and generous, a pattern of chivalry, with all its extravagant virtues, and its no less absurd errors, was opposed to that of Saladin, in which the Christian and English monarch showed all the cruelty and violence of an Eastern sultan, and Saladin, on the …Read More »

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