THE DISSOLUTE YEARS by Eduard Stucken

THE DISSOLUTE YEARS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Half as long as Stucken's Mexican The Great White Gods, this novel of the court of James I, while painting in broad strokes the degeneracy and profligacy of the period, concerns itself mostly with the tragic love of young Prince Hal and his cousin, Lady Arabella, one time aspirant for the throne. Royalty riding the whirl-wind while currents of religious and political dissension boil and the gradual growth of Puritanism smoulders, and James, thwarted in his attempts to make Arabella his mistress, interested solely in finding a beautiful lad on whom to lavish his affection. A free hand in his interpretation of history, the author again uses the episodic treatment to tell his tale of fading glories.

Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart