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The Swedish Cavalier

by John Brownjohn

  • ISBN: 9781559701709
  • ISBN10: 1559701706

The Swedish Cavalier

by John Brownjohn

  • List Price: $19.95
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Little Brown & Co
  • Publish date: 07/01/1993
  • ISBN: 9781559701709
  • ISBN10: 1559701706
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Description: Much admired by such disparate writers as Ian Fleming, Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, and Graham Greene, Leo Perutz has won international recognition as a master storyteller and "a great modern writer" ( Philadelphia Inquirer). In this dark and exciting parable of a thief who steals another man's life, he delivers his signature blend of high drama, suspense, the fantastic, and a riddle of identity. A thief and a nobleman, both down on their luck, cross paths on a bitter winter's day in 1701. One, known locally as "The Fowl-Filcher", is fleeing the gallows; the other, the callow Christian von Tornefeld, has escaped execution to fight for his Swedish king. Neither will reach his destination. Sent with a message to secure aid for von Tornefeld, the thief falls in love with his companion's secret fiancee. He resolves to win her love for himself, and through a clever stratagem, exchanges his fate for the other man's. Risking everything to attain the woman and station of his dreams, he becomes the Swedish cavalier, staying one step ahead of exposure. Later, he sacrifices everything so that his daughter won't learn of his secret past. In this book he considered his masterpiece, Leo Perutz has created a picaresque world of barons and brigands, swashbuckling dragoons and spurned lovers, gentleman farmers and masked robbers, and lucky parchments, magic spells, and mystical visions. Part adventure, part historical novel of a war-ravaged Europe, The Swedish Cavalier is also a moral tale of deceit, betrayal and redemption.
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