In a Dark Wood Wandering

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In a Dark Wood Wandering
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First edition
Author Hella S. Haase
Original title Het woud der verwachting
Translator Edith Kaplan, Kalman Kaplan, and Anita Miller
Language Dutch
Publisher Academy Chicago Publishers (English)
Publication date
1949
Published in English
1989
Pages 574
ISBN 0-89733-336-5

In a Dark Wood Wandering (original title Het woud der verwachting) is a 1949 Dutch novel by Hella S. Haasse. It was translated into English in 1989 by Edith and Kalman Kaplan and Anita Miller.

Synopsis

The story is set in the fifteenth century, during the Hundred Years War. The book opens with the christening of Charles, son of Louis I, Duke of Orleans, by his wife Valentine, who is not well enough to attend and must remain in her chambers. Among those attending is Charles VI and his wife Isabeau. Charles VI has been suffering from madness, and it has reached the point where he doesn't recognize his own wife.


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