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Giles Milton's first book, "The Riddle and the Knight," is a fascinating account of the legend of Sir John Mandeville, a long-forgotten knight who was once the most famous writer in medieval Europe. Mandeville wrote a book about his voyage around the world that became a beacon that lit the way for the great expeditions of the Renaissance, and his exploits and adventures provided inspiration for writers such as Shakespeare, Milton, and Keats. By the nineteenth century however, his claims were largely discredited by academics. Giles Milton set off in the footsteps of Mandeville, in order to test his amazing claims, and to restore Mandeville to his rightful place in the literature of exploration.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312421298
ISBN-10: 031242129X
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 133mm x 19mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2003
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Giles Milton

Giles Milton is the author of the critically acclaimed "Nathaniel's Nutmeg, or, The True and Incredible Adventures of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History "(1999) and, most recently, "Big Chief Elizabeth: The Adventures and Fate of the First English Colonists in America" (2000). He lives in London.

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