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Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Dan Gorman - Goodreads

It's very interesting that Davis, writing an academic history, never explicitly states her one thesis. Rather, she creates a driving narrative with digressions into social, legal, and cultural history ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Brandi Morgan Richardson - Goodreads

Natalie Zemon Davis provides a fascinating drama that reads like fiction and then a great comparative analysis of the works of two witnesses to this drama! This story provides great insight into both the life of peasant classes, gender roles, and the law in 16th century Europe. Quick, easy read Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

Having seen the movie before the book, I went in knowing the story. The first half of the book was quite interesting, but once they got into the later trials I found myself getting bored. It was a ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Lily - Goodreads

Not gonna lie, the fact that I had to read this for a history class probably took all the interest out of it. I mean, it's a cool story and a cool peice of history, but it was just a little dry for me. Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Zehra - Goodreads

If I had read this before I definitely would have selected more early modern options. This has pride of place as one of my favourite history books. It's short and accessible, read it. Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Nicole Prak - Goodreads

Tbh I don't give a rat's ass about the story of Martin Guerre. I read it for class and I have to write a paper on it and that's that. ----- I did find a very cute quote in the book that I really liked ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Joseph - Goodreads

It is a case of mistaken identity or intent to steal a life lived better, you make the call. This was the inspiration for the movie with Richard Gear and Jodi Foster. Hope you enjoy the read. Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Tony - Goodreads

This book is mind candy for a historian like me (footnotes galore! obscure sources by the boatload!). One of the most fascinating things about it is how it came to be written. I love the way that ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Roxana-Mălina Chirilă - Goodreads

A lovely micro-history, quite fascinating, if a little dry at times. The only thing that bothers me is that the author assumed some of the internal motivations of the characters with too much ... Read full review

Review: The Return of Martin Guerre

User Review  - Lindsay - Goodreads

A really enjoyable portrait of a village and family in 16th century France. The question of the extent of Bertrande's agency and compliancy in Arnaud's deception is fascinating and provides insight ... Read full review


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