A Walk with Love and Death

During the plague year of 1358, Heron, a French student, decides to walk to the sea and then to seek passage to England His journey symbolizes freedom, as he turns his back on both the ruling oligarchy and the peasant armies forming all over Europe He travels through a chaotic wasteland, where armies clash for unknown reasons, where the barren countryside is plagued by rDuring the plague year of 1358, Heron, a French student, decides to walk to the sea and then to seek passage to England His journey symbolizes freedom, as he turns his back on both the ruling oligarchy and the peasant armies forming all over Europe He travels through a chaotic wasteland, where armies clash for unknown reasons, where the barren countryside is plagued by robbers and warlords He meets death, destruction, and famine before finally finding Claudia, the daughter of a medieval lord Heron s quest, stemming from a desire to create an ideal world out of a violently cruel one, leads him through despair and danger, before delivering him to love Originally published in 1961, A Walk with Love and Death was the third novel by Hans Koning Koningsberger and was directed as a film by John Huston in 1969.
A Walk with Love and Death During the plague year of Heron a French student decides to walk to the sea and then to seek passage to England His journey symbolizes freedom as he turns his back on both the ruling oligarch

  • Title: A Walk with Love and Death
  • Author: Hans Koning
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    1. This short novel, A Walk with Love and Death is a love story, both elegant and beautiful, taking place In 1358, ten year after the great plague, what we now call the Black Death, and during the time of the French peasant uprising, which threw the entire northern part of France into chaos.We are given a taste of the depth of this chaos and social upheaval right from the outset, when the first person narrator, a poor student by the name of Heron, who has recently been expelled from the University [...]

    2. There are very few books I've read more than once. Life is short, and the TBR pile tall. The one book I keep going back to every ten years or so is A Walk with Love and Death, by Hans Koning, a spare, elegant love story set in 1538 in France. I first read the novel in the spring of 1963. In later years, I found it difficult to find copies of the novel. This was before the Net, and finding a copy of a particular out-of-print book meant stopping in at various used bookstores and searching the shel [...]

    3. Beautiful little book on the fleeting nature of life, associations and freedom. Set during the French Peasant's rebellion of 1358, a young scholar and the daughter of a murdered aristocrat meet, fall in love and escape dangerous situations by aligning with different classes of society. Everything is fluid as there is little difference between noble or peasant, bandit or officer, Frenchman or Englishmen, life or death. There are dangers where ever one sets alliances and even being free of them br [...]

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