Azalaïs: ou la Vie courtoise by Maryse Rouy

By Maryse Rouy

Dans son optimum roman, Maryse Rouy revisite pour nous les couloirs du temps et nous fait découvrir los angeles vie de cour au XIIe siècle. Très documenté, son récit nous entraîne à l. a. suite d’Azalaïs, une jeune suivante à los angeles cour de Philippa, épouse du comte de Poitou et duc d’Aquitaine. Voilà donc un roman historique savammant dosé où l’époque médiévale nous est contée avec rigueur et dans un variety enlevant et où histoires, aventures et intrigues amoureuses se marient admirablement.

Autour de deux personnages qui ont profondément marqué leur époque, Guillaume IX d’Aquitaine, le best troubadour, et Robert d’Arbrissel, le fondateur de Fontevraud, l’auteure a recréé, dans ses moindres détails, et pour notre plus grand plaisir, los angeles vie de cour du XIIe siècle. Sur fond de poésie courtoise, dans un cadre historique savamment reconstitué, elle a campé une héroïne imaginaire qui nous introduit dans un monde de femmes : celui de los angeles noblesse médiévale. À l’histoire d’Azalaïs, s’ajoutent celles de Philippa, de Mahaut, de Bieris… autant de façons de chercher le bonheur et une reconnaissance sociale dans un monde largement dominé par les valeurs masculines.

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There was the anecdote known throughout the trade about Fitz-James O'Brien's marching outside the massive Harper building holding a sign, I AM ONE OF HARPERS’ AUTHORS. I AM STARVING, until the Harpers would agree to pay him what he was owed. 83 that they had paid in advance to Mr. Melville for his queer sea tale, Moby-Dick, or The Whale. To the Harper brothers, publishing was power. It was a power that had reached a crescendo in the 1840s when the eldest of the quartet, James Harper, became mayor of New York City as part of the anti-Catholic Native Party.

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While searching up and down the curve of the rough creek, Turner lunged at something on the ground. Upon reaching the spot, Mason saw with great pride in his chum that Turner had bludgeoned a cobra with his carbine. But the cobra was not dead and it rose up again as Mason approached and tried to strike. Such was the peril of the Bengalee jungle. Abandoning the hunt for the other thief, they returned to the spot where they'd left Narain tied to a tree and freed him, leading him as they took the horses they'd borrowed back to the police outpost.

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