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A proud taste for scarlet and miniver, e. l. Konigsburg

Label
A proud taste for scarlet and miniver
Title
A proud taste for scarlet and miniver
Statement of responsibility
e. l. Konigsburg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Eleanor of Aquitaine is in Heaven, waiting to learn whether or not her second husband, King Henry II of England, will be able to join her. Henry had died even before Eleanor, but he still had not won admission into Heaven. Waiting with Eleanor are Henry's mother, Matilda-Empress, and William the Marshal. A chance encounter with Abbot Suger, an old friend of Eleanor's from the time of her first marriage, starts the four of them remembering times past. Each person in turn tells a part of Eleanor's life, vividly illustrating the excitement of living in twelfth-century England and France, and especially the excitement of being Eleanor. Wife of two kings, mother of two others, Richard the Lion Heart and John, she set the tone of court life for her times, sponsored poets and musicians, established the legend of King Arthur as a romantic feature of English literature, set the Rules of Courtly Love, and helped rule a kingdom that spanned from Scotland to the Pyrenees. And she did all this in a time when a king could keep his queen a prisoner -- and did!
Cataloging source
NYP
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 10-14
Literary form
fiction
Target audience
juvenile
Label
A proud taste for scarlet and miniver, e. l. Konigsburg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Second Atheneum Books for Young Readers edition.
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9780689846243
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn852697091
  • (OCoLC)852697091
Label
A proud taste for scarlet and miniver, e. l. Konigsburg
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Second Atheneum Books for Young Readers edition.
Extent
201 pages
Isbn
9780689846243
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn852697091
  • (OCoLC)852697091

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