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Sword and the Cross, The

Author(s): Deeping, (George) Warwick Pages: 316
Publisher: Cassell Date of Publication: 1957
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: Brit Period: ca 460 AD (Code: 9c)
Rome Setting: n Christian/Jewish/Pagan:
Mystery: n First Person:
Subject: ÒBritain, ancientÓ (Cum. Fiction Index). from the dustjacket: "This fascinating and often moving novel is set in Anglo-Saxon Britain just after the withdrawal of the Roman Legions. Gerontius, a young English nobleman, discovers Igerna, bereaved and herself the only survivor of a savage massacre. Though he rescues her and takes her to safety, the shattered Igerna takes the veil. Desolate, Gerontius helps to raise an army against the marauding Saxon bands to avenge the murder of Igerna's parents. The effect of the battle on the lives of the lovers is the substance of this story."
Unique Qualities: Is this a reprint (1903 was one of his other books.)

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