The White Company
Publish date: December 7th 2004
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
I loved this one. I'm very happy I discovered this pearl by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, an author I've come to appreciate after reading all the Sherlock Holmes short stories and novellas available.I was surprised to read Doyle engaged with a historical novel, and at the depth of his research. Also the w...
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/903Opening: CHAPTER I. HOW THE BLACK SHEEP CAME FORTH FROM THE FOLD.The great bell of Beaulieu was ringing. Far away through the forest might be heard its musical clangor and swell. Peat-cutters on Blackdown and fishers upon the Exe heard the distant throbbing rising...
_The White Company_ by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is equal parts boy’s own adventure and historical fiction of the Hundred Years’ War. It reminded me very much of the spirit of Sir Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe, though it’s been so long since I read the latter story I wouldn’t want to draw too many specific co...
This was the first non-Holmes book by Doyle I ever read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Doyle is a master story teller.