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Gaveston by Chris Hunt
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Gaveston

by Chris Hunt

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A brilliant retelling of a true medieval tale that has entered gay mythology."What Hunt has done is no less than the finest of literature: creating myth, in its most powerful form, whose vision enriches us" -- John Preston"Chris Hunt has carved out a comfortable niche as the author of highly readable historical epics set against a well-researched background" -- Gay times, London"First of all, let it be set down that Piers Gaveston was the most beautiful creation on God's earth, and if it had not been so, his joys and his pains would have been in proportion the less. Set it down that Gaveston had eyes as green as emeralds, and a smile that dazzled like the sun..". And so Edward II begins the famous tale of his excellent Gaveston. They were young lovers blinded by dreams of Camelot and knights in shining armor, but caught in a web of courtly jealousy and prejudice that eventually destroyed them both. Their story has inspired writers and dramatists from Christopher Marlowe to Derek Jarman, and is recreated here in Chris Hunt's inimitable and well-researched style.… (more)

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Told from Edward II’s point of view, Gaveston relates the life of his friend and lover from the time of his arrival in England as a teenager until his murder during the early years of Edward’s reign. Edward’s attraction is immediate.

"Piers Gaveston was the most beautiful creation on God’s earth…. [He] had eyes as green as emeralds and a smile that dazzled like the sun…."

But Gaveston’s beauty was to be, in Edward’s eyes, his curse. For as much as Edward loves him, others seethe with anger over his special treatment. They resent the gifts Edward bestows on him. They further blame him for Edward’s inattention to important matters ranging from securing his inheritance to dealing with the Scottish wars.

Read the full review at http://fuzzyhistory.com/2008/09/01/gaveston-by-chris-hunt/. ( )
  ladymacbeth1 | Sep 1, 2008 |
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