Count Hannibal: A Romance of the Court of France

Stanley J. Weyman


Count Hannibal: A Romance of the Court of France

Count Hannibal: A Romance of the Court of France

  • Title: Count Hannibal: A Romance of the Court of France
  • Author: Stanley J. Weyman
  • ISBN: 9780548793008
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Paperback



Stanley John Weyman 1855 1928 was an English novelist sometimes referred to as the Prince of Romance He was born at Ludlow, Shropshire, as the son of a solicitor He was educated at Shrewsbury School, and at Christ Church, Oxford He obtained his degree in modern history in 1877, and was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in 1881 Weyman had been practicing as a baStanley John Weyman 1855 1928 was an English novelist sometimes referred to as the Prince of Romance He was born at Ludlow, Shropshire, as the son of a solicitor He was educated at Shrewsbury School, and at Christ Church, Oxford He obtained his degree in modern history in 1877, and was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in 1881 Weyman had been practicing as a barrister for eight years until, in 1889, he wrote his first novel entitled The House of the Wolf 1890 This was followed by the novels which were to make his reputation among them are historical romances set amidst the turmoil of 16th and 17th century France His most famous works include A Gentleman of France 1893 , Under the Red Robe 1894 , The Castle Inn 1898 and The Long Night 1903.


Recent Comments "Count Hannibal: A Romance of the Court of France"

more twists and turns than a windy banister going around a spiral slide.

This guy really knew how to write historical fiction.Count Hannibal de Tavannes is a delicious anti-hero, a prominent and dreaded aristocrat of Charles' IX inner circle, a merciless hatchetman with a icy cool demeanour taken to sneering with a 'look of smiling possession'.Mademoiselle Vrillac is a young Huguenot woman from the country come to Paris with her less than faithful lover, the foppish yet courageous Tignonville. Tavannes takes a liking to her and together they play out a deadly game of [...]

Weyman really knew how to tell a story. This book has the kind of depiction that makes you feel like you're watching it instead of reading about it. Highly recommended, especially if you like historical fiction.

A novel set at the time of the death of the Huguenots on St Bartholomew's Eve. Weyman writes a romantic novel, with a lot of historical accuracy and really involves the reader.


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