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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  - James - Goodreads

Great and a very quick read. Though about one of the greatest impostors ever to walk the earth, it's also about life in southern France at the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Maughn Gregory - Goodreads

After showing the movie to my teen-aged daughter, she and I were eager to know more about the real story and this little book provided a splendid microhistory, with religious, cultural, linguistic, and historical detail. 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  - 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  - 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

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Kayla Viets - Goodreads

This book is very interesting, especially considering it's a true story. The movie's very good too, although it's not entirely true to the book. I read it for my freshman seminar class on European microhistory last year. Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - George King - Goodreads

The French film version of this short work, starring a young Gerard Depardieu, is fabulous. The American knock-off, "Sommersby," starring Ricahrd Gere and Jodie Foster--not so fabulous. Read full review


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