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The Carlovingian Coins Or The Daughters of Charlemagne. A Tale of the Ninth Century   By: (1804-1857)

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THE CARLOVINGIAN COINS

THE FULL SERIES OF

The Mysteries of the People

OR

History of a Proletarian Family Across the Ages

By EUGENE SUE

Consisting of the Following Works :

THE GOLD SICKLE; or, Hena the Virgin of the Isle of Sen .

THE BRASS BELL; or, The Chariot of Death .

THE IRON COLLAR; or, Faustine and Syomara .

THE SILVER CROSS; or, The Carpenter of Nazareth .

THE BASQUE'S LARK; or, Victoria, the Mother of the Camps .

THE PONIARD'S HILT; or, Karadeucq and Ronan .

THE BRANDING NEEDLE; or, The Monastery of Charolles .

THE ABBATIAL CROSIER; or, Bonaik and Septimine .

THE CARLOVINGIAN COINS; or, The Daughters of Charlemagne .

THE IRON ARROW HEAD; or, The Buckler Maiden .

THE INFANT'S SKULL; or, The End of the World .

THE PILGRIM'S SHELL; or, Fergan the Quarryman .

THE IRON PINCERS; or, Mylio and Karvel .

THE IRON TREVET; or, Jocelyn the Champion .

THE EXECUTIONER'S KNIFE; or, Joan of Arc .

THE POCKET BIBLE; or, Christian the Printer .

THE BLACKSMITH'S HAMMER; or, The Peasant Code .

THE SWORD OF HONOR; or, The Foundation of the French Republic .

THE GALLEY SLAVE'S RING; or, The Family Lebrenn .

Published Uniform With This Volume By

THE NEW YORK LABOR NEWS CO.

28 CITY HALL PLACE NEW YORK CITY

THE CARLOVINGIAN COINS

OR

THE DAUGHTERS OF CHARLEMAGNE

A Tale of the Ninth Century

By EUGENE SUE

TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL FRENCH BY

DANIEL DE LEON

NEW YORK LABOR NEWS COMPANY. 1908

Copyright 1908, by the

NEW YORK LABOR NEWS CO.

INDEX

TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE. v

PART I AIX LA CHAPELLE.

CHAPTER.

I. AMAEL AND VORTIGERN. 3

II. THE COURTYARD OF THE PALACE. 18

III. IN THE GALLERIES OF THE PALACE. 24

IV. CHARLEMAGNE. 29

V. THE PALATINE SCHOOL. 40

VI. THE BISHOP OF LIMBURG. 44

VII. TO THE HUNT. 54

VIII. THE FOREST OF OPPENHEIM. 58

IX. AT THE MORT. 71

X. EMPEROR AND HOSTAGE. 77

XI. FRANK AND BRETON. 88

PART II THE CONQUEST OF BRITTANY.

I. IN THE BLACK MOUNTAINS. 107

II. THE BRETON CHIEF. 112

III. ABBOT AND BRETON. 120

IV. THE DEFILE OF GLEN CLAN. 132

V. THE MARSH OF PEULVEN. 139

VI. THE FOREST OF CARDIK. 146

VII. THE MOOR OF KENNOR. 151

VIII. THE VALLEY OF LOKFERN. 156

EPILOGUE. 159

TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE

The Age of Charlemagne is the watershed of the history of the present era. The rough barbarian flood that poured over Western Europe reaches in that age a turning point of which Charlemagne is eminently the incarnation. The primitive physical features of the barbarian begin to be blunted, or toned down by a new force that has lain latent in him, but that only then begins to step into activity the spiritual, the intellectual powers. The Age of Charlemagne is the age of the first conflict between the intellectual and the brute in the principal branches of the races that occupied Europe. The conflict raged on a national scale, and it raged in each particular individual. The colossal stature, physical and mental, of Charlemagne himself typifies the epoch. Brute instincts of the most primitive and savage, intellectual aspirations of the loftiest are intermingled, each contends for supremacy and alternately wins it, in the monarch, in his court and in his people.

The Carlovingian Coins; or, The Daughters of Charlemagne is the ninth of the brilliant series of historical novels written by Eugene Sue under the title, The Mysteries of the People; or, History of a Proletarian Family Across the Ages . The age and its people are portrayed in a charming and chaste narrative, that is fittingly and artistically brought to a close by a veritable epopee the Frankish conquest of Brittany, and, as fittingly, serves to introduce the next epopee the Northman's invasion of Gaul dealt with in the following story, The Iron Arrow Head; or, The Buckler Maiden ... Continue reading book >>




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