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The Little Duke

The Little Duke by Charlotte M. Yonge
By: (1823-1901)

"The Little Duke" by Charlotte M. Yonge is a captivating historical fiction novel set in medieval France. The story follows the young Duke Richard as he navigates the complex politics and power struggles of his time. Despite his youth, Richard shows great bravery and leadership as he strives to protect his people and secure his rightful place on the throne.

Yonge's writing style is engaging and immersive, drawing readers into the world of feudal France with vivid descriptions and authentic characters. The author seamlessly weaves together elements of adventure, romance, and intrigue, keeping the plot moving at a quick pace while also delving into deeper themes of loyalty, honor, and sacrifice.

One of the standout aspects of "The Little Duke" is the character development, particularly of Richard himself. Through the challenges he faces and the decisions he makes, readers see him grow from a timid boy into a strong and respected ruler. The relationships he forms with his loyal supporters, such as Osmond and Gilles, add depth and emotion to the story.

Overall, "The Little Duke" is a compelling and well-crafted novel that will appeal to fans of historical fiction and adventurous tales. Yonge's skillful storytelling and rich historical detail bring the medieval world to life, making this a must-read for anyone looking for an exciting and thought-provoking read.

Book Description:

The Little Duke by Charlotte M. Yonge is historical fiction based on the the life of Richard, Duke of Normandy. He assumes the title of Duke at only 8 years of age, after his father is murdered. The story first appeared in her magazine, The Monthly Packet, as a serial.

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Reviews (Rated: 2 Stars - 2 reviews)

Reviewer: - July 3, 2018
Subject: The little duke
The heavily accented English of the reader of the last chapters made this too difficult to listen to. It’s nice that he volunteered to read, but it took too much effort on my part to understand what he was reading and not worth it for me.
Reviewer: - March 19, 2014
Subject: Recording quality
A few of the chapters are great then several at the end you can not understand.

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