AGAINST THIS ROCK by Louis Zara

AGAINST THIS ROCK

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Biographical novel on Charles V, Emperor and King, whose fifty odd years compassed a stormy period in Europe, in which he was the foremost power, held from complete control only by the wily Francis, King of France, and the abstinent Martin Luther, who split the Church asunder. A powerful and compelling book, revealing the character of a man who fought to bring peace to his world -- and fought in vain; who was betrothed eight times, and married once and remained loyal to his lovely wife, and to her memory. He had a few loyal counsellors -- he was thwarted by the plottings within his family and without -- he tried to strengthen his dynasty by marriages, and lived to see tragedy come to all of his sisters, and unexpected success to his brother. The book is, perhaps, overlong -- but fascinating reading.

Pub Date: Sept. 27th, 1943
ISBN: 0548057567
Publisher: Creative Age