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The Iron Pincers or Mylio and Karvel A Tale of the Albigensian Crusades   By: (1804-1857)

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THE IRON PINCERS

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, Faustina and Syomara .

THE SILVER CROSS; or, The Carpenter of Nazareth .

THE CASQUE'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 INFANTS 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 IRON PINCERS

:: :: OR :: ::

MYLIO AND KARVEL

A Tale of the Albigensian Crusades

By EUGENE SUE

TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL FRENCH

By DANIEL DE LEON

NEW YORK LABOR NEWS COMPANY. 1909

Copyright, 1909, by the NEW YORK LABOR NEWS CO.

INDEX

TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE vi

PART I. THE COURT OF LOVE.

INTRODUCTION 1

CHAPTER

I. THE ORCHARD OF MARPHISE 5

II. GOOSE SKIN THE JUGGLER 20

III. FLORETTE 35

IV. THE GARDEN OF EGLANTINE 45

V. THE CRUSADERS 62

VI. ON TO LANGUEDOC 80

PART II. THE ALBIGENSIAN HERETICS.

I. THE PERFECT'S HOME 87

II. GIRAUDE OF LAVAUR 93

III. THE SHADOW OF WAR 99

IV. ROBIN LOVES ME, ROBIN HAS ME 109

V. SONG ON THE CRUSADE AGAINST THE ALBIGENSIANS 122

VI. SONG ON THE BUTCHERY OF CHASSENEUIL 125

VII. SONG ON THE BUTCHERY OF BEZIERS 128

VIII. SONG ON THE BURNING OF CARCASSONNE 132

IX. THE HERETICS' WAR SONG 141

X. BEFORE THE CASTLE OF LAVAUR 144

XI. MONTFORT AND THE PERFECT 150

XII. GOOSE SKIN'S CONVERSION 165

XIII. THE ESPLANADE AT LAVAUR 176

EPILOGUE 191

TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE.

A new breath blows through this story, the thirteenth of the Eugene Sue series, The Mysteries of the People; or, History of a Proletarian Family Across the Ages . The epoch is the Thirteenth Century. The rudeness and coarseness of the period described in the preceding story The Pilgrim's Shell; or, Fergan the Quarryman now lies two centuries behind. Religious bigotry still reigns supreme, but it now is no more of the coarse nature typified by a Cuckoo Peter, it now partakes of the flavor of a Duke of Montfort; amours are no longer of the vulgar type of a Duke of Aquitaine, they now partake of the mental refinement of "Courts of Love." Music and poetry chasten the harsh lines of the Thirteenth Century and the season is prepared for the epoch described in the following novel The Iron Trevet; or, Jocelyn the Champion the age of chivalry. Nevertheless it was at this epoch that the religious persecutions of the Albigensians happened. The fell fanaticism of Montfort, the lawlessness of the clergy, and the dissoluteness of the nobility are woven into a narrative with Mylio the Trouvere and his brother Karvel, the type of religious purity, as the center figures of a story that has all the fascination of drama, in which tears and laughter, freedom and oppression alternate in rapid succession a true picture of its times... Continue reading book >>




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