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Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Jacquelyn Mccaw - Goodreads

The story set in early modern France, late seventeenth century. Martin Guerre, a son of peasant parents, attempts to escape a life already dictated for him. His family has arranged his marriage to ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Kelsey - Goodreads

Interesting story with a lackluster prose. Natalie Zemon Davis's style is at times choppy, other times tedious; perhaps I'd just like to see a historical narrative with more clarity and careful ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Ja - Goodreads

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Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Patricia - Goodreads

The book is based on truth with some elements of fiction for a more dramatic effect. It is a good book if you enjoy a good drama, romance, or if you want a basic understanding of French history during the time for which it was written. Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Gail - Goodreads

Natalie Zemon Davis, a historian, reseached archives to present the amazing story of three peasants in sixteenth century France. Martin Guerre, who abandoned his wife and then reappears seven years ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Sharon - Goodreads

Best history book EVER! This Annales style micro history was more of a page turner than most of the fiction I've been reading. Davis's detail of the lives of these French villagers is amazing. Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Jesselyn - Goodreads

Zemon Davis's subject matter is fascinating but her analysis is cautious and doesn't truly address her questions. I'll sound like the worst history nerd ever, but skip the book and watch the movie ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Chris Wolak - Goodreads

Really enjoyed reading this book and discussing it in class. Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Cate Neuhauser - Goodreads

The story was good, but not as an acurate portrayal of history. The author took a lot of liberties and made a lot of assumptions Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - becca sporky - Goodreads

This gives interesting descriptions about French Peasant life. I like this so far, its cute. Which is surprising. Normally I don't like history novels so much. Read full review


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