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Book Title: Great Maria|
The size of the: 846 KB
Edition: Soho Press
Date of issue: May 1st 1993
The author of the book: Cecelia Holland
Format files: PDF
ISBN 13: 9780939149841
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Courage of a king, Strength of a knight, Heart of a woman
"A literary phenomenon."
-New York Times
Her father is a robber baron...
Her husband has grand ambitions and a quick temper...
She will become...the Great Maria.
A lush portrait of the eleventh century that leaves out none of its harshest nature, Great Maria is Cecelia Holland at her most evocative. A mere fourteen years old, strong-willed Maria is betrothed to Richard. Theirs is a marriage of conflict, yet one that grows over the years into respect and partnership. As they struggle-at times against each other, at times side-by-side-Maria and Richard emerge as full-blooded characters you'll never forget.What Readers Are Saying
"Holland's characters are so complex and vividly drawn that the reader actively participates in their adventures."
"An intriguing plot, unforgettable characters, and a wonderful sense of place makes this one of the finest books I have read."
"If Hemingway had written historical fiction, he would have had a hard time beating Ms. Holland. Her terse, tense writing style is incomparable, and her character development is superb."
"A stunning book."
"Characters so believable, they walk off the page and into the room. Few authors can bring the past to life as powerfully as Cecelia Holland. I'd recommend her to any fans of historical fiction."
-Elizabeth Chadwick, author of The Greatest Knight and To Defy a King
"This novel's success is assured by its own excellence."
"One of the very best historical novelists of our day."
Read information about the authorPen name used by Elizabeth Eliot Carter.
Cecelia Holland is one of the world's most highly acclaimed and respected historical novelists, ranked by many alongside other giants in that field such as Mary Renault and Larry McMurtry. Over the span of her thirty year career, she's written almost thirty historical novels, including The Firedrake, Rakessy, Two Ravens, Ghost on the Steppe, Death of Attila, Hammer For Princes, The King's Road, Pillar of the Sky, The Lords of Vaumartin, Pacific Street, Sea Beggars, The Earl, The King in Winter, The Belt of Gold, The Serpent Dreamer, The High City, Kings of the North, and a series of fantasy novels, including The Soul Thief, The Witches Kitchen, The Serpent Dreamer, and Varanger. She also wrote the well-known science fiction novel Floating Worlds, which was nominated for a Locus Award in 1975. Her most recent book is a new fantasy novel, Dragon Heart.
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